The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Center for Health Equity received a $1 million grant from Bank of America to launch the Block Builds Program and improve children’s overall health in West Philadelphia.
In Philadelphia residential segregation and economic inequality have created neighborhoods of concentrated poverty with immense inequities, BofA said in a statement. For example, in West and Southwest Philadelphia more than one-third of children live below the poverty line.
Bank of America’s investment will provide critical start-up funding for CHOP’s Center for Health Equity and enable a targeted health housing invention, Block Builds, which will extend the hospital’s evidence-based Community Asthma Prevention Program Plus. Read more.