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  • Celebrating New Landmark Clean Air Policies in California

    May is Asthma Awareness Month, and we can think of no better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate recent decisions by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that will improve the air and help people breathe easier. Late last week, CARB adopted two groundbreaking regulations that will significantly reduce pollution from freight transportation,…

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  • The Future of Healthcare and Indoor Air Quality

    The healthcare sector can play a critical role in improving the indoor environment for people with poorly controlled asthma. Recent policy wins in California and elsewhere underscore this important relationship. But even as RAMP works to successfully implement California’s asthma home visiting policies, and support groups doing similar work in other states, there’s the question…

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  • Updated California Directory of In-Home Asthma Services

    As part of our Health Care Equity goal, we continue to support asthma home visiting programs, Medi-Cal managed care plans, and other partners to effectively implement California’s groundbreaking policies: Asthma Remediation and Asthma Preventive Services. No matter where you are in the process, we can support your work through no-cost Technical Assistance to stakeholders across…

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  • Gas Stoves and Asthma

    Gas cooking stoves – so common across much of the United States – may play an outsized role in increased risk of asthma among children. In a study recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers estimate over 12% of current childhood asthma is attributed to gas stove use. That…

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  • Celebrating Our Accomplishments in Partnership with You

    At this time last year, I was pleased to share with you RAMP’s three ambitious goals under our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan: Healthy and Stable Housing. Healthy Air for All. Health Care Equity. Today, I’m thrilled to share meaningful accomplishments in each of these goal areas—thanks, in large part, to our valuable partnerships with organizations like…

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  • RAMP Supports Prop 30 to Fight Climate change

    Given the continued impacts of climate change, including air pollution and catastrophic wildfires, RAMP is proud to support Prop 30. By addressing both transportation emissions and wildfires, Prop 30 will help ensure a healthier, more equitable future for California and beyond.  If approved by California voters in the November election, Prop 30 will generate around…

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  • CAFA Virtual Summit Showcases Asthma Insights and Actions

    To advance the collective work to reduce the burden of asthma, on June 14-15, RAMP hosted the 2022 Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Virtual Summit. Featuring expert presentations and peer discussions, the two days featured lessons and actions from asthma stakeholders in California and beyond. The Summit’s sessions covered a range of topics, and…

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  • New Medi-Cal Benefit: Asthma Preventive Services

    RAMP is thrilled to announce that, effective July 1, 2022, Medi-Cal covers Asthma Preventive Services. This policy change will both increase access to in-home asthma services for people with poorly controlled asthma and help sustain and expand California’s asthma home visiting programs. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) confirmed the coverage of this…

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