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Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield awarded $250K to improve asthma outcomes for low-income individuals

Posted at 8:56 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 11:56:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield and the Friends of Mercy Foundation, in collaboration with the Dignity Health Community Wellness Center, was awarded a $250,000 grant from The Asthma Mitigation Project.

The project is funded by the California Department of Health Care Services and is managed by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation.

The grant aims to improve the outcomes of low-income individuals, particularly Medi-Cal beneficiaries, with poorly controlled asthma. Using home-based assessments, including disease management, education, and environmental remediation with Community Health Workers who have established trust and relationships with the community.

All awardees can be found at the Asthma Mitigation Project webpage here.