RAMP Tools & Publications

Reducing Asthma Disparities by Addressing Environmental Inequities: A Case Study of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention’s Advocacy Efforts
Family and Community Health: The Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance featured RAMP’s work as part of a supplement dedicated to “translating processes of change and attributing improved health outcomes to social determinants of health programs.”

Regional Asthma Management and Prevention in California
In Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, authors “describe the work of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) in developing a comprehensive model for reducing the burden of asthma through the integration of clinical management and environmental protection.

Technical Assistance Resources
RAMP has consistently assisted local asthma coalitions with strategic planning, program implementation, evaluation, and problem solving. To make this technical assistance more readily available, RAMP has compiled a set of resources in the areas that technical assistance is most often requested.

Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation: Lessons Learned from the Field
To ensure that people with poorly controlled asthma have access to the services and systems they need to be healthy, advocates have long recognized the need for sustainable financing for asthma education and home environmental trigger assessment and remediation. Recent transformations to the health care system, including a greater emphasis on prevention, provide more opportunities sustain existing programs and bring such services to scale. Click here for the full report; a separate executive summary is also available.

A Path Forward: Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation in California
This policy brief is a call to action for the California Department of Health Care Services, Medi-Cal managed care organizations, foundations, hospital community benefit programs, social impact investors, and others to seize these opportunities that will improve the lives of millions of people with asthma. The policy brief outlines recommendations to help secure sustainable financing for asthma education and home environmental trigger remediation programs in California, based on the strong evidence that they improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs, particularly for those with poorly controlled asthma.

When Asthma Management Isn’t Enough: Reducing the Burden of Childhood Asthma: From Practice to Policy
Part of First Focus’s Big Ideas – Pioneering Change: Innovative Ideas for Children and Families series, this report focuses on changing practice and policy to reach better outcomes for children living with asthma.

CAFA Briefing Kit
The Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Briefing Kit was developed as a tool to educate decision-makers about the problem of asthma and the need for environmental policy changes.

Leading the Way to Better Breathing: Managed Care Organizations and Asthma Home Visiting Services in California Tool
Asthma home visiting services are a tried and true method for improving health outcomes, lowering health care utilization costs, improving patient care, and reducing health care disparities. Yet, far too many people with poorly controlled asthma don’t have access to these key interventions. This easy-to-access document aims to change that. The purpose of this tool is to support managed care organizations – and organizations working with MCOs – in improving asthma management for MCO members by ensuring the provision of asthma home visiting services.

Asthma Action Plans
This plan is a key part of clinical asthma management, and follows the guidelines set forth by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) in the National Institutes for Health.

Schools and Child Care
Asthma Environmental Intervention Guide for School-Based Health Centers
This guide describes the types of interventions that SBHC staff can initiate or support to reduce exposure to environmental asthma triggers.

Asthma Environmental Interventions for School-Based Health Centers: Case Studies
Developed in partnership with the California School-Based Health Alliance, the case studies cover a wide range of creative interventions as well as a great deal of geography, from a SBHC partnering with bus drivers to reduce air pollution in Los Angeles to empowering students to reduce triggers in the homes in New York.

Asthma in 15
This PowerPoint presentation and handout are designed to make it easy for school staff to understand asthma management and emergency situations.

Breathing Easier
The case study report focuses on schools that found the switch to certified green cleaners to be not only feasible but successful.

Green Cleaning In Schools: A Guide for Advocates
This guide provides information and strategic guidance on how parents, students, and other advocates can work with their school district and others to improve IAQ by switching to certified green cleaning products.

Bleach Exposure in Child Care Settings: Strategies for Elimination or Reduction
The San Francisco Asthma Task Force, with support from RAMP, identified bleach-free disinfectants and sanitizers that do not act as a strong irritant that exacerbates asthma symptoms or causes new asthma cases.

San Francisco Bay Area County Housing Resource Guides
These six easy-to-use guides outlining governmental and community based resources to address substandard conditions in rental housing.