Contra Costa Asthma Coalition (CCAC)

Contra Costa Asthma Coalition is an inclusive, broad-based partnership of organizations and community members whose mission is to reduce the impact of asthma among West Contra Costa County residents through outreach and education efforts and policy advocacy. It is a partnership with the Contra Costa Health Services Department. West Contra Costa County has been overburdened by air pollution for many years from an industrial complex that includes the Chevron oil refinery, one of the largest in the country. The area is a hotspot for asthma in the region. Including staff from the coalition, the grant will also support the participation of Asthma Community Advocates who are affected residents that provide grassroots community leadership and outreach.