Policy Action Alerts

  • The Rent is Due: Tenant Protections and the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Tenant protections are a core part of RAMP’s work to promote stable and healthy housing, and the coronavirus outbreak has only reinforced the importance of such protections. As the outbreak expanded, we were proud to support a call for a statewide moratorium on rent increases and evictions.  But we know these policies are only temporary. …

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  • Update: Request for Proposals: A $15 million victory for people with asthma!

    Update: Asthma Preventive Services Project Request for Proposals Applications were due April 28th at 1:00 PM Pacific. The Center at the Sierra Health Foundation, which is administering the funding. More information and application resources are available here. — In a big win for Californians with poorly controlled asthma, the recently adopted state budget allocates $15 million to…

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  • Your Support Needed to Expand Access to Asthma Home Visiting Services in California

    We need your letter of support to help advance SB 207, and a related budget appropriation, which would increase access to asthma education and home environmental trigger remediation among Medi-Cal beneficiaries with poorly controlled asthma. There is robust evidence showing that asthma education and in-home assessments improve the lives of people with asthma and reduce…

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  • Join California Advocates in Support of a Big, Bold Asthma Advocacy Strategy for 2019

    Now’s the time! Join California advocates in support of a big, bold asthma advocacy strategy for 2019 to expand asthma home visiting services for those with poorly controlled asthma in Medi-Cal. Over the past two years, RAMP, the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, Children Now and a diverse set of partners worked with the Department of…

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  • Join California Advocates in Support of a Big, Bold Asthma Advocacy Strategy for 2019

    Now’s the time! Join California advocates in support of a big, bold asthma advocacy strategy for 2019 to expand asthma home visiting services for those with poorly controlled asthma in Medi-Cal. Over the past two years, RAMP, the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, Children Now and a diverse set of partners worked with the Department of Health Care…

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  • Take a Stand against U.S. EPA’s Proposal to Weaken Air Pollution Rules

    In a move that risks the public’s health and the progress California and other states have achieved to clean the air, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to weaken vehicle emissions and mileage standards, and to prohibit California and other states from adopting more health-protective standards. If adopted, the proposal would dramatically curb effective…

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  • Increasing access to in-home asthma services in California

    RAMP and our partners continue to move ahead to increase access to in-home asthma services such as patient education and environmental trigger assessment and remediation.  Last year Governor Brown vetoed AB 391, which would have led to Medi-Cal reimbursement for certain asthma services provided by non-licensed professionals upon the recommendation of a licensed practitioner. Since…

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  • Increasing access to in-home asthma services in California

    RAMP and our partners continue to move ahead to increase access to in-home asthma services such as patient education and environmental trigger assessment and remediation.  Last year Governor Brown vetoed AB 391, which would have led to Medi-Cal reimbursement for certain asthma services provided by non-licensed professionals upon the recommendation of a licensed practitioner. Since…

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  • Governor Vetoes Bill Increasing Access to In-Home Asthma Services in California

    Unfortunately, on Friday, October 13th, California Governor Brown vetoed AB 391 (Medi-Cal: Asthma Preventive Services). Without a doubt this is a setback to our efforts to increase access to proven and cost-effective asthma interventions. However, it’s certainly not the end of our work. In 2016 we engaged with the California Department of Health Care Services…

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