Meet the Breathmobile, an asthma clinic on wheels
on May 9, 2018
Asthma is a disease that irritates the respiratory system and makes it difficult to breathe. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s one of the most common chronic illnesses in America, with nearly 25 million people affected. Here in the Bay Area, low-income populations and people of color suffer most from asthma, but have a challenging time getting treatment. Kaitlin Benz met some people behind a mobile clinic called the Breathmobile who are trying to change that. Click the audio player at right to hear their story.
To find out if the Breathmobile is coming to a school near you, check out their website here.
Oakland North welcomes comments from our readers, but we ask users to keep all discussion civil and on-topic. Comments post automatically without review from our staff, but we reserve the right to delete material that is libelous, a personal attack, or spam. We request that commenters consistently use the same login name. Comments from the same user posted under multiple aliases may be deleted. Oakland North assumes no liability for comments posted to the site and no endorsement is implied; commenters are solely responsible for their own content.
Oakland North is an online news service produced by students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and covering Oakland, California. Our goals are to improve local coverage, innovate with digital media, and listen to you–about the issues that concern you and the reporting you’d like to see in your community. Please send news tips to: email@example.com.