This RHA policy roundtable will focus on opportunities to influence the use of zero-emission/clean air funding, made available under the recent state law, to maximize health benefits and minimize impacts on people living with chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and other lung diseases.
Topics addressed during the roundtable will include the asthma landscape in Illinois and the Chicago region, the impact of air pollution on health outcomes in multiple communities, and how provisions within the Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) provide opportunities to decrease air pollutants in communities with high asthma rates.
Please note: this event will be presented in English and Spanish.
Brian Urbaszewski , Respiratory Health Association
Jose Acosta, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization