Projects & Initiatives
Asthma Research Summit
Last Updated on Friday, 14 September 2012 13:23
On December 10-11, 2008 California Breathing, a program within the California Department of Public Health, and the American Asthma Foundation presented the California Asthma Research Summit. The first of its kind, the Summit brought together renowned scientists from around the country who presented their cutting-edge asthma research on topics including genetics, environmental exposures, nutrition, infection, allergic inflammation, molecular shapers of response, and the psycho-neurological factors affecting asthma.
Code Enforcement Training
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:27
The California Department of Public Health has developed a training for building department staff and code enforcement officers on how to identify substandard housing conditions that result in unhealthy homes. Approximately 400 people have been trained so far.
Resources for Childcare and Preschool Personnel
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 15:26
California Breathing collaborates with state and regional organizations to improve asthma in child care settings by sharing resources, and providing funding to child care programs through our Strategic Plan Implemenation Grants. One of resources we make available is our Asthma Education for Child Care and Preschool Staff manual and video.
Strategic Plan Implementation Grants
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:29
In 2008, California Breathing launched the "Strategic Plan Implementation Grants Program" (SPIG). So far we have funded 11 outstanding projects that improve the lives of people with asthma at the local level. SPIG provides more funding and a longer funding cycle than the former mini-grant program. These grants are directly related to specific goals and objectives in the Strategic Plan for Asthma in California 2008-2012. The 2010-2012 grantees are focused on Goal 4B (Indoor Environments: Childcare Settings) or Goal 5 (Outdoor Environments).
CDPH Healthy Housing Program
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:57
California Breathing coordinates the Healthy Housing Work Group at the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The Healthy Housing Work Group includes experts in asthma, lead poisoning prevention, indoor air quality, injury prevention, community development, data tracking, research and surveillance.
Outdoor Air Quality
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 15:46Outdoor air pollutants can contribute to the causation of asthma or exacerbate pre-existing asthma. The sources of these exposures include diesel exhaust related to "good movement" industries, vehicle emissions, agricultural and forestry practices that result in dust, particulates and pesticides, and emissions from burning fossil fuels.
California Asthma Partners (CAP)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 15:41California Breathing’s programs coordinate and leverage asthma actions and interventions of organizations and entities across the state by serving as a convener, funder and collaborator.
In 2004 CB conceptualized and implemented the California Asthma Partners (CAP). CAP was created in response to the need in California for a comprehensive and strategic approach to addressing asthma.
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