Studies & Reports
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 majority of studies and reports that you’ll see below were published by partner organizations, agencies, and research institutions. To specifically see resources created by RAMP, check out RAMP Tools & Publications.
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American Lung Association Releases “Living and Breathing in California: Health Benefits of Clean Air Programs” Report
In February, 2024, the American Lung Association released a report titled, “Living and Breathing in California: Health Benefits of Clean Air Programs.” The report highlights clean air policies that are projected to deliver significant health protections, cut climate pollution, and advance the effort to deliver clean air to California’s most impacted communities. Results of the…
The Asthma Mitigation Project (AMP) was a state of California-funded grant program that supported culturally and linguistically appropriate asthma home visiting services to individuals with poorly controlled asthma. AMP was administered by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation (SHF) and ended in 2023. AMP included a robust evaluation component led by Harder+Company Community Research, and…
Changing High-Risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership (CHAMP) Program Decreases Health Care Resource Use Among Children with Asthma
The Changing High-Risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership (CHAMP) program was implemented in Shelby County, Tennessee, to improve pediatric care for children with asthma. The program used a multidisciplinary team of medical staff and community health workers to implement 24/7 call lines, a patient data registry, education programs, and more. Researchers reviewed outcomes before and…
“Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Practical Mitigation Solutions” Report Available Now
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has published the consensus study report, “Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Practical Mitigation Solutions.” Commissioned by the US Environmental Protection Agency and released in early 2024the consensus study considers the most up-to-date science on the health impacts of particulate matter and how…
Housing is a well-established social determinant of health, and housing instability is a driver of health inequities, including asthma. The February 2024 issue of Health Affairs highlights equitable, evidence-based strategies for improving housing stability, housing quality, and population health outcomes in the years ahead. To view the full issue, click here.
Clinics in Chest Medicine contained an article in its May 2023 edition examining how occupation acts as a contributor to disparities in respiratory diseases. Noting that occupations affect financial status, healthcare access, exposure to hazardous substances, and more, the study investigates how occupational exposures contribute to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, silicosis, coronavirus, and lung…
Puerto Rican Black Latinx Populations in the US Have Higher Risk of Emergency Department Asthma Visits than Other Black Subpopulations
A study in the November 2023 edition of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology examines asthma morbidity rates across adults in Black ethnic subpopulations. Researchers recruited adults across the United States and Puerto Rico and asked them to self-identify their ethnicity and report asthma exacerbations requiring corticosteroids, emergency department and urgent care visits, and…
US Environmental Protection Agency Releases Climate Change and Children’s Health and Well-Being in the United States Report
The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a report investigating climate-related environmental hazards that impact children’s health and well-being. Focusing on poor air quality, extreme heat, changes in seasonality, flooding, and infectious diseases, the report analyzes risks to children and reviews pathways in which the climate can affect children’s health. In addition, it details how…