One of our core strategies at RAMP is to keep the asthma field abreast of best practices, timely opportunities, and emerging research in order to build capacity for reducing the inequitable burden of asthma. We do this by cultivating an extensive hub of asthma-related information across a wide range of topics, including asthma management and healthcare, housing, air pollution, schools, the built environment, and more.
The resources that you’ll see below were published by partner organizations, agencies, and research institutions. Most of these resources are tailored for those who serve people with asthma, including clinicians, home visitors, community representatives, environmental health specialists, asthma educators, healthy housing representatives, environmental health and justice advocates, and many others. To specifically see resources created by RAMP, check out RAMP Tools & Publications.
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US Department of Energy’s Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign Offers Air Sensors to Schools and Districts
The US Department of Energy’s Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign is now offering schools and districts use of air monitors. Available monitors can measure particulate matter, carbon dioxide, temperature, and humidity, and the Campaign will guide users through the process of using them. For more information about the Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign, click here. …
Asthma is greatly influenced by where someone lives. People who have affordable and accessible health care, clean air, and economic stability have a greater chance of managing and controlling their asthma. AAFA’s Asthma Capitals™ Report ranks the largest 100 cities in the continental U.S. by how challenging they are to live in when you have…
EPA’s Child Asthma Risk Assessment Tool Generates Personalized Risk Profile for Children with Asthma
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Asthma Community Network has released the Child Asthma Risk Assessment Tool (CARAT), an app for generating a personalized risk profile for children with asthma. Utilizing information provided by patients and health care providers, CARAT helps identify and prioritize individuals’ unique asthma risk factors. The tool also provides information about how…
CDC Releases New Data as Part of PLACES (Population Level Analysis and Community Estimates) Initiative
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new data as part of its PLACES (Population Level Analysis and Community Estimates) initiative. This data includes several new years of information on 36 health-related measures for every county, city, and census tract in the US. Interactive maps allow you to view health-related measures on a…
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, along with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, published a set of tools and resources to help pregnant and lactating people with asthma. The toolkit includes a specialized asthma action plan, as well as an asthma control test, and is available in both English and Spanish. …
David Chang, MA, Project Coordinator/Health Educator with Tracking California, a program of the Public Health Institute, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, presented “Community Air Quality Monitoring.” on August 15, 2023. To view the full presentation, click here. RAMP…
The drug manufacturer Cipla announced a voluntary recall of several batches of Albuterol inhalers out of concerns they won’t provide the recommended medication dose. For more information on the specific inhalers, click here.
RAMP CHW Meeting – Racial Inequities in Asthma Care-History, Findings and Opportunities for Solutions
Dr. Sande Okelo with the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles., presented “Racial Inequities in Asthma Care – History, Findings and Opportunities for Solutions.” on July 19, 2023. To view the full presentation, click here. RAMP hosts regular convenings for CHWs, promotoras,…