Our Vision


The Merced/Mariposa County Asthma Coalition's vision is to fight asthma through education, medical and environmental techniques.  In the spirit of a true partnership, the Coalition will strive to improve the quality of life of people who have asthma.  This diverse, broad and collaborative partnership will affect initiatives through the sharing of information, the commitment of time, and the voice of advocacy.

  1. Controlling Asthma Through Awareness and Education.
  2. Promote professional education in accordance with the National Institutes of Health Practical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.
  3. Promote Culturally sensitive asthma education for individuals and their caregivers.
  4. Raise public awareness of asthma.
  • Healthy Air living For Schools
  • Air Quality Flag Program
  • Smoking cessation classes-Check for Scheduling 
     
     
     
Legislative and Advocacy
Legislative/Advocacy 
 
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Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP)Current Policies
RAMP, in collaboration with key partners is actively supporting general policy approaches to reducing the burden of asthma.
 
 
  • SB 719 (Machado) - was signed by the Governor in November 2007. The bill gave more Valley communities a voice on the District Board as well as two voices for Health
  • SB 1548 (Florez) - Creates a process by which the city seats on the Air Board will be selected.
  • Diesel Truck Rule - was passed by the The California Air Resources Board (CARB) in December 12th.
  • SB 375 (Steinberg) - passed with the Governor's signature last November focused on reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled. The Attorney General, Jerry Brown, is using AB32 and SB 375 in reviewing County General Plan Updates.
Community
The MMCAC staff and members are increasing the number of advisory boards they sit on. Including:
  • City of Merced Bicycles Advisory Commission - Serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters having to do with bicycle transportation within the City of Merced (and possibly the connection between the cities throughout the country).

 

asthma1The mission of the Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC) is to develop a network of stakeholders who work in a regional capacity to improve the health and quality of life for San Joaquin Valley residents affected by asthma and other respiratory conditions.

 

 Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA) is a statewide network of asthma coalitions 

 

 

 RAMP_LOGO RAMP’s mission is to reduce the burden of asthma through a comprehensive approach, ranging from clinical management to environmental protection

 

 

 

san_joaquin_air_pollution_controlThe San Joaquin Valley Air District is a public health agency whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all Valley residents.

 
 
 
 
Smoking Cessation Classes - MMCAC is the resource for all those who call in.
 
Healthy South Merced Project – In partnership with Golden Valley Health Centers, the MMCAC is working to promote the health and well-being of the greater South Merced Community outside of the clinic walls.  Activities such as World Asthma Day, Earth Day, and community clean-ups.