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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched the Asthma Management Academy (AsMA) to reduce the burden of asthma in California's most highly impacted communities. The program's curriculum meets the unique needs of non-licensed members of the asthma care team. These include community health workers (CHWs), promotoras de salud, health or patient advocates, and others with trusted relationships who visit the homes of those in underserved areas. CDPH is offering the AsMA curriculum as a series of in-person training modules for these valued members of the asthma care team.

Asthma Management Academy - 201 and 301 Series

Asthma Management Academy - 201 Series

This series has two sessions.  Modules cover the following:

  • Best Practices for Home Visiting
  • How to Conduct an In-Home Trigger Assessment

This series builds on the content presented in the 101 series. It is in development with our program partners, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation and Comite Civico del Valley, along with Central California Asthma Collaborative, Asthma Start, The Children's Clinic, Inland Empire Health Plan, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma. This series will available in fall 2017.

Asthma Management Academy - 301 Series

This advanced series is in development. It will include three sessions with modules covering the
following topics:

  • Motivational Interviewing Basics
  • Introduction to Cultural Humility
  • Understanding Tobacco Addiction and Cessation

For more information, please contact California.Breathing@cdph.ca.gov or Lorene Alba, AE-C, at 510.620.3645.

AsMA curricula are based on the National Asthma Guidelines and adapted by the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE), CDPH, and asthma home-visiting community-based organizations.

AsMA is a project of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). AsMA was developed by CDPH with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-RFA-EH14-140407CONT15) and the CA Proposition 99 Tobacco Tax.

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