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EPA presents Duckrey School with grant for asthma awareness programs

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Officials from Temple's Partnership Schools joined with representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency at Duckrey Elementary School on May 15 to announce a grant from the EPA supporting asthma cessation and prevention initiatives at the school. The $12,500 grant will be used to raise awareness among Duckrey's students, staff and families as to what triggers asthma attacks and steps they can take to reduce the allergens in their school and home environments.

"Through Temple's Surroundcare initiative, we aim to improve health in our Partnership Schools, with a focus on education and prevention. It's wonderful to collaborate with the federal EPA to address asthma, which is a severe problem for children and families in our neighborhoods," said John DiPaolo, executive director of Temple's Partnership Schools.

In collaboration with Temple's colleges of Education and Health Professions, the schools of Medicine and Social Administration, and the Temple University Health System, Surroundcare promotes access to healthcare, social services and behavioral support for Partnership School students.

Presenting the check was Donald S. Welsh, mid-Atlantic regional administrator for the EPA. Also in attendance was Duckrey Principal David Baugh.

- Harriet Goodheart

 

 


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