Asthma Mitigation Project

Background

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation was awarded the California Department of Health Care Services Asthma Mitigation Project contract. This statewide program will provide $12 million in funding for grantees, plus additional support through technical assistance and evaluation services, for local health departments, medical providers and community-based organizations to offer culturally and linguistically appropriate asthma home visiting services to individuals with poorly controlled asthma, with a focus on low-income communities and communities of color that have disproportionate rates of asthma.

Awarded Partners

In August 2020, The Center awarded $10 million to 22 nonprofit organizations, community-based health care providers, health departments and managed care organizations. See the list of awarded organizations.

Partners will focus their efforts on the following three outcomes:

  1. Improvement in asthma self-management
  2. Decreased exposure to environmental triggers
  3. Improved asthma outcomes

In addition, activities will lead to increased capacity to serve individuals with poorly controlled asthma, increased advocacy related to prevention and treatment of asthma, and a network of partners to engage in asthma preventive services.

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Resources

Below is a list of select resources. This list is not comprehensive.

Asthma health equity:

Asthma data:

Asthma home visiting program information:

Workforce resources:

  • Association of Asthma Educators (AAE), a national organization developed to strengthen the asthma educator workforce, offers a variety of trainings and resources. Classes include preparatory sessions for those reading for the Certified Asthma Educator exam, as well as more introductory trainings for community health workers.
  • California Breathing, a program of the California Department of Public Health, runs the Asthma Management Academy, which is a curriculum that meets the unique needs of non-licensed members of the asthma care team. These include community health workers, promotoras de salud, health or patient advocates, and others with trusted relationships who visit the homes of those in underserved areas.

Managed care organization information: