Breathe California of Sacramento Receives Competitive AstraZeneca Grant
Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails (BCSET) is one of ten organizations that has been selected for AstraZeneca’s Health & Science Innovation Challenge.
BCSET’s “Breathe Better Program” will receive $10,000 due to the project’s scope, potential for impact, and alignment with AstraZeneca’s health and science priorities.
The “Breathe Better Program” aims to deliver Mobile Asthma Screenings and Parent Asthma Classes to vulnerable populations at public schools and low-income housing sites in the Sacramento region. The objective of this program is to improve asthma awareness, symptom prevention, and proactive management among low-income parents whose children are both diagnosed and undiagnosed with asthma.
BCSET’s “Breathe Better Program” is guided by a Lung Health Collaborative of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists. The Collaborative meets quarterly to discuss new resources, update informational materials, and coordinate outreach and education activities in the community.
Other funders and partners for the Breathe Better Program in Sacramento have included UC Davis Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente and Raley’s Family of Fine Stores.