The California Asthma Public Health Initiative (CAPHI) has been discontinued; therefore this Web page is no longer being updated. Information is current as of (07/2012).
Enhancing Local Capacity to Address Asthma Priorities (ELCAAP) Program Awardees
The California Asthma Public Health Initiative (CAPHI) and the California Department of Public Health are pleased to announce the new Enhancing Local Capacity to Address Asthma Priorities (ELCAAP) Program. The purpose of the ELCAAP Program is to work directly with six California county health departments to strategically and collaboratively facilitate local efforts to reduce the burden of asthma in the 5 key goal areas identified in the Strategic Plan for Asthma in California (2008-2012) (PDF, 3MB, New Window). These areas include: awareness and infrastructure, data/surveillance, health care, indoor environments, and outdoor environments.
Utilizing funding from an appropriation from the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund (Prop 99), CAPHI will award funding and technical assistance to six California county health departments in the Central Valley for up to three years (contingent upon approval in the annual State budget process). This funding will support the development of a countywide, comprehensive assessment of the asthma-related assets, challenges, and priority issues as identified through a collaborative county-based process involving a diverse representation of asthma stakeholders from the community, medical, and public health sectors. This assessment will support the development of a prioritized work plan that will describe and define county-level, asthma-related activities (with specified outcomes) that will be implemented, evaluated and embedded in the county over the two final years of the funding period.
CAPHI has selected 6 California counties for funding: