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.

Round Two Funding Opportunity

The Center accepted applications from organizations such as community-based organizations, local health departments, community-based health care providers and Medi-Cal managed care organizations that will work on specific culturally and linguistically appropriate asthma home visiting programs. With grants up to $350,000 over two years, this funding opportunity will support asthma home visiting services, including education and environmental trigger mitigation. Proposals were due by April 20 at 1 p.m. The Center will announce funding awards in July.

Round One 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. Access the list of awarded organizations (.pdf).

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.

Resources

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

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