Improving Healthy Living Opportunities for Children by Advancing Policy and Systems Change
With support from the WK Kellogg Foundation, PHI’s Regional Asthma and Management Prevention program (RAMP) worked to reduce health inequities among vulnerable children.
The project included three objectives:
- Advance advocacy efforts to increase access to services aimed at preventing/reducing asthma and other housing illness and share such efforts as a model;
- Advance policies aimed at protecting vulnerable children from environmental asthma triggers in their homes and share policies as a model;
- Increase the number of school-based health centers around the country engaged in interventions aimed at reducing environmental asthma triggers.
As a result, RAMP produced “Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation: Lessons Learned from the Field,” provided funds and technical assistance to four school-based health centers in New Mexico, each of which conducted a small-scale environmental asthma intervention, and worked with the California Healthy Housing Coalition developed a series of narrated presentations to support landlords and affordable housing developers in making the switch to Integrated Pest Management.