Community Action to Fight Asthma (CAFA)

The NLRC serves as one of four Regional Centers for the California Endowment. CAFA is a state-wide strategic initiative focused on developing policies and best practices that reduce environmental asthma triggers among school-aged children.

As a Regional Center, The NLRC provides technical assistance that supports the work of the San Diego Regional Asthma Coalition (SDRAC) and the Imperial Valley Asthma Coalition (IVAC). Technical assistance activities include capacity building, coalition development, strategic planning, action plan and policy development, and local intervention implementation.


The NLRC also supports the CAFA initiative in the following ways:

  • Development and analysis of data and community needs assessments

  • Research & identification of best practices and promising models

  • Identification and tracking of regional data collection activities

  • Coordination of information and resources among other CAFA partners throughout the state of California

  • Assistance with local and state-wide evaluation activities

CAFA state-wide partners include:

Click to See: 2003 Asthma Report Card

   Click to See: Mid-City Community Survey Report