Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Virtual Summit: May 29-30, 2024

RAMP hosted the Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Virtual Summit on May 29-30, 2024.

Day 1 of the Summit featured opening remarks by California Senate Majority Leader, Lena A. Gonzalez, followed by a panel on MediCal’s asthma policies and a presentation on the latest scientific research on indoor air quality. The day closed with small group discussions on housing, outdoor air, and clinical management.

Day 1 Meeting Recording

Day 1 Meeting Materials

Health risks of indoor exposure to fine particulate matter and practical mitigation solutions: Findings and recommendations from a new National Academies consensus study, Wanyu Rengie Chan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Day 2 featured an overview of the CAFA policy priorities, a panel on asthma and climate change policies, and a training on advocacy.

Day 2 Meeting Recording

Day 2 Meeting Materials

Overview of CAFA policy priorities

Asthma and climate change policy

Will Barrett, American Lung Association

Shuinn Chang, Climate Health Now

Nataly Escobedo Garcia, Leadership Counsel

Stephanie Seidmon, UndauntedK12

Communicating for change: educating policymakers