Asthma Mitigation Project

Asthma Mitigation Project partners provide culturally and linguistically appropriate asthma home visiting services to individuals with poorly controlled asthma.

The California Department of Health Care Services awarded the Asthma Mitigation Project contract to The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. This statewide program provides $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. The program focus is 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 2 Evaluation Report

The Asthma Mitigation Project Year 2 Evaluation Report (.pdf) builds on findings from the project’s first year to offer new insights into implementation. Harder+Company Community Research’s Year 2 evaluation highlights the experience of funded partners and participants. The report also includes considerations for The Center and the California Department of Health Care Services to strengthen program delivery as well as inform the design and implementation of future asthma home visiting and asthma preventive services initiatives.

Year 1 Evaluation Report

Based on the Asthma Mitigation Project Year 1 Evaluation Report (.pdf) from external evaluation consultants at Harder+Company Community Research, the Asthma Mitigation Project was successful in creating a statewide network of asthma service providers to reach families who are members of Medi-Cal or do not have health insurance. The report found that The Center had facilitated partnerships and skills development that helped project partners reach and serve their clients.

Access the awarded partners map (.pdf)

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. Asthma Mitigation Project round two awards (.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. Asthma Mitigation Project round one awards (.pdf).