U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld has presented a $600,000 grant to the Public Health Institute’s Regional Asthma Management & Prevention in Oakland.
This grant will help school-based health centers nationwide prevent and manage environmental asthma triggers for children at school and at home.
“I am pleased these important federal resources are coming into the district to prevent, address and treat the disproportionately high rates of asthma amongst young people of color in our community. The East Bay community continues to fight for environmental justice and children’s health. It is an honor to represent that legacy in Congress,” said Congresswoman Barbra Lee.
“This announcement is an important step towards addressing health inequalities in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color,” she said. “As a member of the Appropriations subcommittee and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Task Force chair, I will continue to work to ensure strong federal investments in community health and environmental justice.”