The Child and Adolescent Health Program and Policy unit coordinates the Asthma Coalition of Los Angeles County,
a broad-based coalition of stakeholders from community-based organizations, advocacy groups, universities, government
entities, school districts, environmental groups, health plans, hospitals and clinics in Los Angeles County.
Address race/ethnic and socio-economic disparities; and strengthen research related to asthma
- Increase access to and improve quality of clinical asthma management
- Improve indoor air quality in homes and workplaces
- Improve asthma management in schools, child care centers, and child care homes
- Improve outdoor air quality
Highlights & Successes
- Championed the Clean Cars Campaign to support the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adoption of more stringent air quality standards.
We were members of the campaign advisory board, submitted several letters of support and provided public testimony at the CARB hearings.
- To create meaningful change through policy adoption
and implementation, ACLAC supported and influenced the
- California’s landmark Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) - a critical component of California’s strategy to meet clean air and AB 32 goals.
Due to the overwhelming support for the LCFS, CARB unanimous decided to reject oil industry attempts to weaken this critical public health
law. The LCFS, requires a 10% reduction in the carbon content of fuels by 2020.
- SB 136 requiring health care plans to provide comprehensive smoking cessation services.
- Urged the Southern California Association of
Governments (SCAG) to include a health component in
their Sustainable Communities Strategy and Regional
- With a grant from the Regional Asthma Management and
Prevention (RAMP) Program, the Asthma Coalition planned
and hosted "Home is Where the Asthma is". The successful
Asthma Awareness Month event took place at an apartment
complex in South Los Angeles where residents suffer from
housing related health conditions. The event featured
tenant-led asthma trigger tours of the units, education
and advocacy tables for community residents and a press
conference. There were over 60 participants and 5 press
members present, including Spanish language channels.
One Spanish language channel conducted a live in-studio
interview about housing related health conditions with
one of our housing advocates following the event.
The coalition meets quarterly on the fourth Monday of January, April, July and October from 1-3:30p.
Location varies, see
for more info.