Regional Asthma Management & Prevention (RAMP) and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) invite you to join a conversation on the connections between racism, housing, and asthma with three of the country’s leading practitioners and researchers in this space:
- Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Neeta Thakur, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco
- Adali Martinez, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco
Among those providing asthma home visiting services and/or working toward scaling and sustaining asthma home visiting services, many agree that housing is one of the most critical social determinants of asthma health disparities.
Further, we know that poor housing conditions are not the result of individual behaviors nor happenstance. Rather, poor housing conditions in BIPOC communities are a direct result of historical and current policies and practices imbued with structural racism, including redlining, industrial zoning, exclusionary zoning, discriminatory or predatory lending, and systematic displacement.
With this shared recognition, it’s important to explicitly name and address structural racism. Each of the three conversation participants are doing this through their work and their research. Through this conversation, they will challenge and motivate those working across the spectrum of activities to improve asthma outcomes to take action with a long-term vision of racial equity.
This conversation is intended for those working across the spectrum of activities to establish or expand home-based asthma services including both staff responsible for direct services (e.g., program management staff, nurses, CHWs, promotoras, etc.)as well as those working toward policy change and sustainability (e.g., advocacy organizations, government agencies, funders, policymakers, etc.)