Asthma Mitigation Project

Background

The California Department of Health Care Services awarded the Asthma Mitigation Project contract to The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. 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. In addition, activities 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.

Year 1 Evaluation Report

Based on the Year 1 Evaluation Report from external evaluation consultants at Harder+Company Community Research, the Asthma Mitigation Project is having success in creating a statewide network of asthma service providers to reach families who are members of Medi-Cal or do not have health insurance.

In 2020, with funding from the California Department of Health Care Services, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation funded 22 organizations statewide to deliver culturally and linguistically responsive asthma home visiting services to children and adults with asthma. Since then, project partners have provided services to 757 children and adults, 48 percent identifying as Latinx and 27 percent as Black or African American. More than 200 recipients have completed the program and more than 90 percent report increased knowledge about asthma and confidence in their ability to manage their asthma. The report found that The Center has facilitated partnerships and developed skills that have helped project partners reach and serve these clients.

Round Two Funded Partners

We’re pleased to announce awards for the Asthma Mitigation Project’s second funding round, with a total of $1.85 million supporting six organizations. Access the list of awarded round two organizations (.pdf).

Round One Funded Partners

In August 2020, The Center awarded $10 million to 22 organizations to support their efforts to improve asthma self-management, decrease exposure to environmental triggers and improve asthma outcomes. Access the list of awarded round one organizations (.pdf).

Resources

Access asthma resources related to data, health equity, home visiting, managed care and workforce.

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