Asthma Mitigation Project
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.
Grants of up to $500,000 per project will fund local health departments, medical providers and community-based organizations providing asthma home visiting, education and environmental mitigation services to individuals with poorly controlled asthma throughout the state, with a focus on the
following three outcomes:
- Improvement in asthma self-management
- Decreased exposure to environmental triggers
- Improved asthma outcomes
In addition, activities should lead to: Increased capacity to serve individuals with poorly controlled asthma, increase advocacy related to prevention and treatment of asthma and to build a network of partners to engage in asthma preventive services.
Proposals are due by 1 p.m. on April 28, 2020.
Request for Proposals
Frequently Asked Questions (updated March 27)
A proposers’ webinar was held on March 4. Participation was encouraged, but not required to apply for funding. The webinar recording is available below.
E-mail us any questions.
Asthma Mitigation Project Evaluation
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is seeking an experienced team to conduct an evaluation of the Asthma Mitigation Project. Proposals are due by May 7 at 1 p.m.
Evaluation Request for Proposals
Below is a listing of select resources. This list is not comprehensive.
Asthma health equity:
Asthma home visiting program information:
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.
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: