Monthly Archives: May 2014


WAMU: Children From D.C.’s Low-Income Areas Face More Risk From Asthma

Washington, D.C., has one of the most severe childhood asthma problems in the country, with more than one in five children under 18 having the condition. Poorly-treated asthma means more students missing school, more caregivers missing work and more emergency room visits.   Children in D.C.’s poorest areas were 10 […]


Calling on the Council to Support Increased Investment in Adult Literacy 1

Deputy Director Judy Berman testified today before the D.C. Council Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs in support of increased investment in adult literacy in order to help low-skilled adults achieve economic security. The testimony specifically calls for the Council to (1) create an interagency task force, housed at […]