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  • RAMP’s Goals for 2022

    Healthy and stable housing. Healthy air for all. Health care equity. I’m pleased to share these goals will guide RAMP’s work for the next three years and beyond as we work to reduce the burden of asthma with a focus on health equity. As 2021 comes to a close, in partnership with RAMP Advisory Committee…

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  • With New EPA Support, RAMP to Expand Systems to Sustain In-Home Environmental Asthma Interventions

    If you have read our Digests for any length of time, you know how committed RAMP is to increasing access to asthma home visiting services for people with poorly controlled asthma. These services work. Because these services improve health outcomes, decrease health care expenditures, and reduce disparities in the asthma burden, we believe they should…

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  • California Makes an Investment in Home Trigger Remediation

    Starting in January, California’s Medicaid managed care organizations will be able to use Medicaid funding to pay for home trigger remediation for people with poorly controlled asthma! This financing win in support of a key component of asthma home visits comes under the auspices of CalAIM, a Medi-Cal reform effort. Specifically, as part of the…

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  • RAMP’s Wildfire Smoke Project

    As California’s fire season grows, the health impacts from smoke do, too. Wildfire smoke is unhealthy to breathe and can be especially dangerous for those with asthma—and even more for those without the means to purchase air filters that can provide healthier air at home. A new initiative from RAMP, the Bay Area Air Quality…

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  • Helping Clients with Asthma Prepare for Wildfire Smoke Events

    As everyone in California braces for what we anticipate being an extreme wildfire season, we are pleased to share with you a new tool, Helping Clients with Asthma Prepare for Wildfire Smoke Events: Tips for Asthma Educators. Wildfire smoke – a complex mixture of air pollutants – is unhealthy to breathe and can be especially…

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  • National Healthy Homes Month is Now Healthy Homes Awareness Month in California!

    We are excited to announce that Assemblymember David Chiu has introduced a resolution in the state legislature (ACR 91) to recognize June as Healthy Homes Awareness Month across the state. Please join RAMP and our partners in the California Healthy Housing Coalition to use the resolution to raise awareness about the connections between our homes…

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  • Resources for Safe Schools During COVID

    Schools in California and across the nation are returning to in-person instruction and planning for a broader reopening in the fall. How can schools reopen safely? To help answer that question, earlier this week, Dr. Naomi Bardach joined RAMP for a presentation, COVID, Asthma, and Safe Schools. An Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Policy in…

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  • World Asthma Day 2021: Reflective on a Year of Challenge and Resilience

    For over a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended everyone’s lives. From the millions of lives lost to the growing economic inequities to the massive changes in our experiences with school, work, and community, the impacts of COVID-19 are vast and ongoing. For World Asthma Day 2021, we reflect on how the pandemic has affected…

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