Asthma affects over 7 million children nationwide and is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. Even children with the best medically managed asthma will continue to suffer if they face environmental asthma triggers in their home, school, and outdoor environments. School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are uniquely positioned to reduce environmental asthma triggers, given their role linking the student, school, and home. Learn how ten SBHCs have successfully addressed environmental triggers as part of their comprehensive asthma care strategies.
Regional Asthma Management & Prevention (RAMP) and the California School-Based Health Alliance, with a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, are working together to increase engagement of SBHCs in the environmental management of asthma. Through this partnership, training on environmental asthma triggers was delivered across the country, and the Asthma Environmental Intervention Guide for School-Based Health Centers was developed to help SBHCs provide more comprehensive asthma care to patients.
Additionally, two year-long learning collaboratives were launched, which supported 14 SBHCs across the country with training, technical assistance, and stipends to implement small-scale environmental interventions. The case studies highlight success stories of six SBHCs that participated in our learning collaboratives, along with four SBHCs that are leaders in asthma management and served as great sources of motivation for our work.
Read the RAMP case studies and learn how you can improve asthma care for patients.