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Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Network Now Open

August 07, 2018

Are you working on asthma in California? Do you want to connect with other asthma stakeholders across the state who address similar issues? Do you want to help shape and amplify a statewide voice to bring attention to asthma and impact policy decisions? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program invites you to join the Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Network.

The Network started in 2002 as a group of California asthma coalitions working to shape local, regional and state policies to reduce environmental triggers of asthma among school-aged children where they live, learn and play. Since that time, the Network has evolved to address both clinical and environmental policies, and to target asthma among all age groups with a focus on those disproportionately impacted by asthma.

Now RAMP is ready to take the next step in CAFA’s evolution. While there are fewer asthma coalitions throughout the state, California’s community of asthma stakeholders is vibrant and strong. RAMP is excited to open the Network to any individual or organization across California working to reduce the burden of asthma.

Why should you join? Members connect with and learn from others doing similar work. You’ll hear about successes and challenges, share ideas and tools, and strategize together. You also have the chance to easily shape state policies. Each year, the Network tracks legislation and other state policies that CAFA participants have identified as priorities. You will be notified when there are opportunities to weigh in with letters of support, meetings with legislators, etc. Yet, there’s no obligation to actively participate in policy activities.

Need more information about the Network? Click here. If you have any questions or are ready to join, please contact RAMP Senior Policy Associate Brandon Kitagawa.