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Aetna Presents Central California Asthma Collaborative with $10,000 Check

The $10,000 will go towards the Asthma Impact Model (AIM) Program

 

Fresno – The Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC) announced today a $10,000 check from Aetna Better Health of California to support the Asthma Impact Model (AIM) Program. AIM is a free home visitor program that serves primarily low-income and minority families whose children have the highest frequency of asthma-related Emergency Department visits and hospitalizations. CCAC’s program results in fewer asthma emergencies and helps adults and kids avoid missing work and school because of asthma-related illness. The generous donation will allow CCAC to continue providing incentives to participants of the AIM Program. These incentives include tools to help reduce asthma triggers in the home environment, such as hypoallergenic pillow covers, non-toxic green cleaners, roach baits, humidity readers, HEPA filter vacuums and more.

California Breathing, a project of the California Department of Public Health, states 1 in 5 Valley children have been diagnosed with asthma and there are over 350,000 asthmatic children and adults across our Valley.

About Central California Asthma Collaborative

CCAC is a local non-profit who’s mission is to reduce the burden of asthma and related conditions through education, intervention, policy analysis and advocacy by improving care and reducing air pollution in the eight counties of the San Joaquin Valley. To learn more, please visit www.centralcalasthma.org.

 

About Aetna Better Health of California

Aetna Better Health of California – a subsidiary of Aetna Medicaid – is dedicated to our members. We prioritize quality health care that treats the whole person by working directly with health care providers and community-based organizations to coordinate services and resources that impact social determinants of health while being culturally sensitive to the populations we serve. Aetna Medicaid is a national leader in managing care and services for people with special needs, bringing over 30 years’ experience helping people manage complex illnesses and serving 2.9 million Medicaid members in 15 states. For more information, visit aetnabetterhealth.com/california.