Meet the Breathmobile, an asthma clinic on wheels

The Breathmobile parked at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Oakland.

The Breathmobile parked at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Oakland.

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.

One Comment

  1. What a excellent idea, i suffer from the disease and i now what is to suffer especially in the spring season. Best of luck with this great initiative.

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