Impoverished Neighborhoods Receive Grants To Improve Residents’ Health
The three Roseville areas targeted by the grants struggle with high chronic disease rates, barriers to health care and other problems that advocates plan to tackle.
Old Roseville To Get New Infrastructure From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fund
Roseville Heights is part of a trio of impoverished neighborhoods in the city that have been targeted by a unique $60,000 grant designed to lift up marginalized communities and, in the process, improve health outcomes... Old Roseville is among the highest-ranking zip codes in the city for diabetes mortality rates, mental health emergency department use and asthma-related emergency visits, according to a 2016 community health assessment from Kaiser Permanente. (Caiola, 6/12)
In other news from across the state —
Valero’s Benicia Refinery Outage Triggered ‘Huge’ Release Of Pollution
The Valero refinery in Benicia released more than 74,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide during 14 days of flaring after a power outage in May, according to a report the company has filed with state officials... Nearly half of the sulfur dioxide the refinery released — 31,000 pounds — was emitted on May 5, the day the plant went offline and began flaring after the outage. (Goldberg, 6/12)