Breathing easy

Ogburn, Stephanie Paige
October 2010
High Country News;10/11/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 17, p5
The article features the Breathmobile, a traveling clinic staffed by medical social workers, in West Oakland, California, which is run by the Prescott Joseph Center for Community Enhancement and helps battle asthma in the inner city. It is said that West Oakland is surrounded by freeways and hemmed in by a port where ships and trucks pollute the area, causing high asthma rates. Also mentioned is Washington Burns, head of the clinic, who blames poverty and lack of education for high asthma rates.


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