Springfield tops the list as the most difficult place to live with asthma, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. The American Lung Association has announced that air quality is a huge concern. The State of the Air report gives Springfield a D grade for ozone. As the ALA says, this is like a sunburn on your lungs.
A $750,000 Grant to address Asthma has been issued to Baystate Healthcare Alliance/ BeHealthy Partnership ACO by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) as part of their SHIFT-Care Challenge. This grant expands the Springfield Healthy Homes Asthma program. Revitalize CDC is working in partnership with:
University of Massachusetts Medical School –Baystate (evaluation)
Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (program and data management)
Baystate Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department (community health worker home visiting)
What is the Springfield Healthy Homes Program?