Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Long Beach Community Health Grants

By Karen Robes Meeks

Long Beach programs that help those dealing with respiratory and cardiopulmonary issues will be receiving a financial boost from the Port of Long Beach.

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently voted to give $3 million from the port’s Community Grants Program toward the effort.

Recipients include:

St. Mary Medical Center for its Respiratory Rescue Program, which offers mobile health screenings, education and home visits;

The Children’s Clinic for Breathe Better Together;

MemorialCare Medical Center Foundation for its Community Health Worker Asthma Intervention Program;

City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services for its Cambodian Community Asthma Management Program; and

California Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Center for its Respiratory Health Improvement Program. “The Port considers itself a part of this community, and we listen to our neighbors. The grants program was created in direct response to the community’s advocacy,” said Harbor Commission Vice President Tracy Egoscue. “This kind of targeted help to our neighbors was exactly what we envisioned when we started the Community Grants Program. We’re honored to help fund these projects to improve community health.”