Public Health Institute is awarding Climate change $20k grants to urbanized areas (which includes Kern County) twith high rates of asthma, bad air and high heat island vulnerability. This would be an opportunity to move a collaborative effort between air quality and healthy communities of both residents and organizational/public agency aligned efforts forward. California WALKS and RAMP Asthmas have been effective in a Healthy & Safe Communities Network model (within the 6 WINS for Social Equity Network). Either the South Kern BHC Table (Environmental Action Team) or Greenfield Walking Group, already active  in these efforts with the Kern County Dept of Public Health and clean air collaborations could succeed in obtaining such an award. After all, Kern County is one of the five worst counties in the state in health outcomes. What do you think? Time is short but still could be done if interested. Let me know asap. Wendy

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