“Asthma can be exacerbated by numerous household triggers, from dust to pests like mice and cockroaches, according to University of Massachusetts Economics Research Professor Dave Turcotte. With a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Turcotte and his team will study how triggers associated with gas stoves can be mitigated for low-income seniors. Through Turcotte’s Healthy Homes Project, UMass Lowell researchers have worked with Lowell Community Health Center to help low-income children and seniors control their asthma.”
Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) CEO Susan West Levine was honored last week by the Commonwealth Institute (TCI) and the Boston Globe Magzine for leading one of the Commonwealth’s most noteworthy women-led businesses. This is the first time that Lowell CHC has been included on this list.