Community Action to Fight Asthma

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Launched in 2002, Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) is a network of asthma stakeholders across California focused on peer learning and collective action on a comprehensive range of policy priorities, both clinical and environmental. We host monthly virtual meetings of the CAFA Network focused on peer learning, expert presentations, and the identification of state policy goals. We also provide bi-annual CAFA Summits and opportunities to educate or advocate with California legislative staff on a range of issues related to housing, air pollution, and clinical care.

Participation is open to any individual or organization working to reduce the burden of asthma in California. This may include advocates, Community Health Workers, clinicians, health educators, or anyone working on asthma in a health department, health plan, hospital, clinic, environmental health or justice organization, social justice organization, and or healthy housing organization.

To learn more about CAFA, contact Brandon Kitagawa at

Community Action to Fight Asthma Virtual Summit

We hosted the Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Virtual Summit on May 29-30, 2024. Sessions covered: implementation of Medi-Cal policies, new scientific report in indoor air quality, asthma and climate change, and more.

Advocating for Policy and Systems Change

Each year, we track legislation and other state policies that CAFA participants have identified as priorities. We provide opportunities for CAFA Network members to educate policymakers or advocate for specific policies.