Tagged Asthma Start

$50,000 to Combat Asthma

Supervisor Wilma Chan announced last week that Alameda County will be committing an additional $100,000 to Asthma Start in an effort to reduce the harmful impact of asthma. Currently, Alameda County has the second highest rate of asthma and the third highest rates of asthma prevalence and hospitalizations in California. San Leandro ranks third and San Lorenzo ranks fourth overall for asthma related emergency room visits in Alameda County.  Hospitalizations due to asthma, particularly for children under five years old, are well above the county average for both these communities. $50,000 of the additional resources will be directed to Asthma Start services in San Lorenzo and San Leandro. Read more