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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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  • New Tools on Wildfire Smoke

    RAMP is pleased to announce the release of new tools for asthma programs to help reduce exposure to wildfire smoke. People with asthma are at risk of exacerbation from wildfire smoke exposure, and the number and length of wildfires in California have been growing in recent years. Air cleaners, also known as air purifiers, can…

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  • California’s First Directory of Asthma Home Visiting Services!

    In collaboration with partners in the field, we have released the first-of-its-kind directory of asthma home visiting programs in California! Showcasing the strength and breadth of California’s asthma home visiting network, we hope the directory will help connect Medi-Cal managed care organizations, medical providers, the media and other stakeholders with local programs. Asthma home visiting…

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  • Transportation and Air Quality Webinar Available Online

    Last Tuesday RAMP and our partners at the American Lung Association hosted a webinar, Sustainable Transportation: Healthier Options for Healthier Air — Opportunities to Improve California’s Air Quality and Slow Climate Change. Staff from ClimatePlan, Caltrans, and CivicWell engaged in a dynamic discussion with one another about how transportation policies and investments play a fundamental…

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  • Advancing the Role of CHWs and Promotoras in Asthma Management: What We’re Doing

    As a core part of our Health Care Equity goal, RAMP advocates for policies and programs to integrate CHWs and promotoras into the health care system, focusing on Medi-Cal given the disproportionate impact of asthma on low-income communities. RAMP also works to build the capacity of CHWs and promotoras to improve asthma management. Why CHWs…

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  • COVID-19, Asthma and Equity: What We’re Learning and Doing

    The COVID pandemic has had immeasurable impacts on the lives of millions through illness, disability, and death. It has also dramatically shaped the work of asthma stakeholders. Asthma home visitors demonstrated remarkable adaptability by shifting to virtual visits, in part or in full. Clinicians have tried to make sense of the unexpected dip in asthma…

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  • Exciting Advances in Asthma Home Visiting Services in California

    Happy New Year! 2022 has arrived, along with exciting new opportunities and challenges. Here at RAMP, we’re especially enthusiastic about the January launch of a new Medi-Cal program that allows Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to use Medicaid funding to pay for home trigger remediation for people with poorly controlled asthma. Medi-Cal’s Community Supports program provides…

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  • California’s Medicaid Policies Support Asthma Home Visiting Services

    Last year, RAMP and our partners made groundbreaking progress changing policies to increase access to asthma home visiting services for Californians with poorly controlled asthma. In 2023, we are excited to see these policies more fully enacted to integrate in-home education, trigger assessment and environmental remediation into the health care system.  With these policies in…

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