Anne Kelsey Lamb, MPH
Anne Kelsey Lamb, MPH, is the director of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) and its principal investigator . Serving as director since 2002, Lamb provides strategic guidance in working toward the organization's vision and mission, ensuring a highly effective organization and innovative, successful programs.
With a strong interest in both chronic illness and social inequities, she leads all components of the organization's efforts to reduce the burden of asthma in the San Francisco Bay Area, including: technical assistance to community-based asthma coalitions; the provision of a clearinghouse of information on asthma; convening groups to facilitate networks and capacity building; and creating change through policy advocacy.
Under Lamb's guidance, RAMP has evolved, significantly expanding its breadth, scope and size. In 2007, RAMP was awarded a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to become a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities.
Previously, she was a health educator at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif. Other previous professional affiliations include: the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Genetics Program and the Prevention Center of Boston. Lamb received a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan.
Asthma Champions Program Services
In collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco, the Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program will provide professional services for the APPPUC 2 Asthma Champions Program. This project provides a partnership in the implementation of an educational outreach program for Bay Area physicians interested in asthma management and prevention.
Asthma Management: Advancing Collaborative Efforts to Improve Land-Use, Transportation & School Health Policies
Through this project, the Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program provides state-level policy leadership to improve environments and public health. RAMP will leverage the structure of the Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) Network to mobilize on-the-ground work in order to influence land use and transportation policies as well as school health.
Building Public Health Engagement in Climate Change
This project will: (1) engage the public health community in local and state government efforts to address climate change; (2) develop and implement pilot projects, funded through competitive mini-grants, which demonstrate models for engagement in community climate action; and (3) deliver targeted communications, public policy and advocacy leadership.
Collaboraton with the Bay Area Environmental Health Collaborative
This grant will support the participation by the Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program in the Bay Area Environmental Health Collaborative, a broad partnership among six coalitions and numerous organizations working to protect public health in communities heavily impacted by air pollution.
Comprehensive Approach to Asthma
This funding provides general operating support to reduce asthma disparities through advocacy, policy change, improving clinical care and management, and reducing asthma triggers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
National REACH Coalition partnership
RAMP, in partnership with the National REACH Coalition, will develop and implement a Community Transformation Plan using evidence-based and practice-based strategies to reduce or eliminate racial or ethnic health disparities in chronic disease risk factors and outcomes. Strategies will be tied to proper nutrition and physical activity outcome measures and include implementing, maintaining, and/or strengthening policy, systems, or environmental improvements.
Public Policy Efforts to Address Asthma and Other Air Pollution Related Health Issues
RAMP will: 1) continue efforts to promote health and equity through public policy campaigns related to outdoor air quality and/or the built environment; 2) sustain RAMP’s clearinghouse role, reaching a broad network with asthma research, promising practices, events, and policies; and 3) support local asthma coalitions and/or other public health or environmental justice programs to engage in public policy related to environmental asthma triggers.
RAMP: Advocating to Create Healthy Environments
RAMP proposes to build on past successes in pursuing new and improved efforts related to the built environment and school environments. RAMP has a long and strong history of successfully influencing policy at the regional and state levels as well as providing technical assistance and training for asthma coalitions and a broad array of advocates in the fields of public health and environmental justice.
REACH Center of Excellence
RAMP serves as the only asthma-related Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities as part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's REACH US program. RAMP focuses on diesel pollution, housing quality, land use and transportation policies, school and child care interventions, and clinical management.
Reducing Asthma Disparities through Comprehensive Community Action
As a CDC Center for Excellence in Eliminating Disparities (CEED) in asthma, the Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) program uses a socio-ecological approach to work to reduce asthma disparities in African American and Latino populations. In this project, RAMP aims to reduce environmental triggers in homes, schools, and in the outdoor air, and to improve culturally competent clinical management.
Green Cleaning in Schools: A Guide for Advocates (2010)
This guide for advocates includes information on why green cleaning in schools is important; steps you can take to initiate change in your schools; fact sheets on cleaning products; marketing your message; implementation of the use of green cleaning products; and links to sample letters, presentations and policies.| Download
Asthma and Diesel (2009)
A brief on asthma and diesel in health.| Download
Asthma and Indoor Air Quality in Schools (2009)
A brief on asthma and indoor air quality in schools.| Download
Asthma and Indoor Air Quality in the Home (2009)
A brief about asthma and indoor air quality in homes.| Download
Asthma and Outdoor Air Quality (2009)
A brief about asthma and outdoor air quality.| Download
Asthma in California (2009)
A brief on asthma in California.| Download
Breathing Easier (2009)
This report on green cleaning in schools highlights one important and effective way to improve air quality in schools by creating healthy environments in which students can learn and teachers can teach.| Download
Finding Solutions Through Policy Change (2009)
A brief about how Community Acdtion to Fight Asthma focuses on policy solutions to the harmful envronmental factors that play a role in the onset of asthma or trigger an attack.| Download
Frequently Asked Questions (2009)
An outline of frequently asked questions about asthma.| Download
Who We Are and What We Do (2009)
A brief about Community Action to Fight Asthma.| Download