With New EPA Support, RAMP to Expand Systems to Sustain In-Home Environmental Asthma Interventions

If you have read our Digests for any length of time, you know how committed RAMP is to increasing access to asthma home visiting services for people with poorly controlled asthma. These services work. Because these services improve health outcomes, decrease health care expenditures, and reduce disparities in the asthma burden, we believe they should be widely available across California and the nation.

Fortunately, with a new cooperative agreement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we have the opportunity and challenge to sustain and scale the asthma home visiting model.

In the midst of Indoor Air Quality Month, we’re happy to announce that in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), over the next three years we’ll work to expand systems to sustain in-home environmental asthma interventions. Engaging public and private agencies and organizations at the state and local levels, our objectives include:

  • Expand NCHH’s eLearning modules on sustaining asthma home visiting services, 
  • Develop new tools to support managed care organizations and others in advancing home visits, and 
  • Provide flexible, responsive technical assistance to a wide range of stakeholders across the country

We’re excited about what’s ahead. Our work will reflect the strong evidence base and proven best practices from the asthma field as well as embrace newer issues including the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of telehealth and the increased engagement of Community Health Workers across the health care sector.

Keep an eye out for future Digests where we’ll let you know about new tools, resources and other opportunities to collaborate. 

Warm regards,
RAMP staff