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Community Action to Fight Asthma: Who We Are and What We Do

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Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) is a network of asthma coalitions in California working to shape local, regional, and state policies to reduce the environmental triggers of asthma for school-aged children where they live, learn, and play. It is widely recognized that environmental factors play a major role in asthma, so CAFA members work to support the creation and implementation of policies that reduce environmental risk factors for school-aged children with asthma. 



The CAFA Network provides a structure to help safeguard and enact environmental policies at the state, regional, and local levels throughout California. The policies are focused on reducing environmental triggers in schools, homes, and outdoor air, ultimately improving the quality of life for people with asthma. 

The CAFA Network comprises local coalitions that bring together diverse constituents, including health care providers, schools, public health organizations, environmental health and justice groups, and community residents, to collectively address the problem of asthma in their communities. The CAFA Network mobilizes the voice and experience of the local communities to shape asthma policies.

Learn more about the CAFA Network, with this fact sheet created by PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention program.

The CAFA Network is led by PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP), with support from the National Latino Research Center (NLRC). To view a current list of the growing number of asthma coalitions in the CAFA Network, visit www.rampasthma.org.