Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Joel Ervice

Joel Ervice is the Associate Director of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention, which works to reduce the burden of asthma with a focus on health equity. Since 2003, he has helped lead RAMP from its Bay Area focus to a nationally-recognized resource. In partnership with RAMP’s director, Joel manages organizational development, financial sustainability and communications. Joel also manages two strategic areas: 1) Healthy Air for All, which shapes policies to reduce air pollution in inequitably burdened communities; and 2) Health Care Equity, which increases access to prevention-oriented services within health care, and advances workforce development for asthma professionals.

Prior to joining RAMP, Joel worked at the Berkeley Media Studies Group as a media advocacy trainer and with the Insight Center for Community Economic Development on early care and education policy. He also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Youth Development Volunteer in Ecuador. Joel graduated cum laude from Whitman College and was selected to the national Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Asthma

Asthma is a preventable health issue in the United States and across the globe—impacting adults and children, and resulting in acute and...

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Coalition & Network Building

The Public Health Institute (PHI) doesn't just bring people to the table: we bring the right people to the table. We build strong coalitions an...

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Health Equity & Social Justice

Health is a fundamental human right. But in the U.S. and around the world, people of color, low-income communities, people with disabilities and ot...

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Public Policy Advocacy

With experience across a range of policy areas and issues, combined with our strong record working side-by-side with business, government, and comm...

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Public Policy Development

Changing policies and practices at a school or preschool, in a local business or workplace, or in a neighborhood, state, and country can create pal...

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