RAMP Digest – April 15, 2010

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15 April 2010

 EVENTS

 The Merced/Mariposa County Asthma Coalition to Sponsor a World Asthma Day Poster Contest. Deadline: April 23rd 

Napa County Asthma Coalition to Host Asthma Forum – “Clearing the Air” – in Recognition of World Asthma Day, May 4th  

“Beyond Medications: Helping Families Achieve Asthma Control,” a Workshop Presented by the San Mateo Asthma Coalition, May 20th

 Registration Now Open for the 2010 California Clinical Asthma Summit Hosted by the California Asthma Public Health Initiative (CAPHI), June 29th

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 The National Institute of Health (NIH) Announces Grant: The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/Bias on Health Care Delivery. Application Due: June 16th

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) Seeks a Campaign and Research Associate

RESOURCES & STUDIES

Asthma Variation between Schools

Study Indicates Stress during Pregnancy May Increase Offspring’s Risk of Asthma

Study Suggests Air Pollution Exposure at Schools Contributes to Asthma

New Report Finds Asthma Adds 50 Cents to Every Health Care Dollar Spent on Children with Asthma

The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Investigates the Association between Self-reported Truck Traffic on the Street of Residence and Symptoms of Asthma

New Report Focuses on Educationally Relevant Health Disparities in Seven Areas Including Asthma

Study Aims to Evaluate Measures for Reducing Allergen Exposure as Part of the Treatment of Allergic Diseases

A Study of Mice Indicates that Breast Milk can Teach the Immune System to Ward off Allergens

UCLA Center for Health Policy Charts Chronic Conditions of Californians Including Asthma

EPA Launches PestWise Web Site

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