Are you a Kern Family Health Care (KFHC) member having trouble with your asthma? You may be eligible for a free asthma home visiting program called the Asthma Mitigation Project (AMP). KFHC has partnered with Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) and Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC) to offer AMP to KFHC members with high-risk asthma.
AMP includes in-person or virtual home visits with trained health workers who can assess your home for triggers, check your asthma control, and suggest actions to improve your asthma. Services also include free asthma-friendly supplies, follow up calls, help with communicating with your doctor about asthma care, help with asking your landlord for needed home repairs, and more. The health workers can also assist you in finding local resources by connecting you with 211 Kern County and other CAPK programs.
If you enroll in this program, you can earn up to $140 in gift cards and receive free supplies that can improve your asthma control. AMP is a year-long program. But you can opt out at any time.
If you enroll in AMP, you can earn rewards and receive supplies that help improve asthma control:
- Up to $140 in gift cards for completing home visits
- Hypoallergenic pillowcase
- Spacer for inhaler
- HEPA vacuum cleaner
- Asthma-safe cleaning supplies
- Home HVAC system air filter
- Humidity monitor
You or your child must meet the following to be eligible for AMP:
- Enrolled in KFHC
- Have been diagnosed with asthma
- Have signs of poorly controlled asthma, such as recent asthma emergencies, frequent use of your rescue inhaler, or frequent asthma symptoms
Call KFHC at 800.391.2000 and ask for the Health Education Department to find out if you are eligible for the program.
- Call KFHC at 800.391.2000 and ask for the Health Education Department to find out if you are eligible to enroll.
- You can also request to enroll in AMP by logging into your Member Portal account at kernfamilyhealthcare.com or with the KFHC LiNK app. After you create a request, the Health Education Department will call you to start the process.
If you are eligible, you can enroll in AMP and try the first home visit. If you don’t think the program is a good fit for you, you can opt out at any time. You can also call KFHC at 800.391.2000 and ask for the HE Department if you have questions about the program.
AMP includes an asthma home visiting program called the Asthma Impact Model (AIM), which was created by CCAC. AIM has been studied and shown to improve the asthma control and reduce asthma emergencies among people enrolled in Medi-Cal and with high-risk asthma in the Central Valley. You can learn more about CCAC or AIM at cencalasthma.org.
AMP is a statewide program funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). DHCS contracted with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation to provide funding and support to grantees to offer asthma home visiting services to people with poorly controlled asthma. AMP has a focus on low-income people of color. You can learn more about AMP at shfcenter.org/asthma.
If you need help finding local resources, CCAC can refer you to 211 Kern County or other CAPK programs. 211 Kern County can connect you with a range of resources, such as food pantries, Cal-Fresh, low-income housing, home energy bill programs, home weatherization programs, legal aid, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and more. Some resources or programs are offered by CAPK. You can learn more about 211 Kern County and CAPK programs at capk.org.
AMP Flyer (English/Spanish)