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$25,000 Grant

Grant could help Schenectady, county in asthma battle

Joanne Cocozzoli, public health director of Schenectady County Public Health Services, talks about the collaborative approach to reducing the burden of asthma at the Schenectady County Office Building on Wednesday morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Joanne Cocozzoli, public health director of Schenectady County Public Health Services, talks about the collaborative approach to reducing the burden of asthma at the Schenectady County Office Building on Wednesday morning.
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Schenectady County received $25,000 from a private foundation Wednesday to help control and reduce its high rate of asthma. The grant from the New York State Health Foundation came just days after the state Comptroller’s Office released a report showing that Schenectady County has among the highest rates of asthma in the state, after the Bronx and Clinton, Fulton, Rensselaer and Montgomery counties. Specifically, 131.3 people have asthma per 1,000 people enrolled in the state’s ...


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