Welcome to Breathe California

Beginning in 1904, Breathe California has worked to reduce the impact of lung disease through prevention, education, advocacy and patient services.

Our five local offices
continue to fight lung disease and protect lung health through grassroots work in our own communities. We offer a wide array of quality programs and services to combat critical lung health issues such as asthma, tobacco use, emphysema, lung cancer, air pollution and tuberculosis. We strive to reach all of the diverse populations unique to our state and to help all Californians breathe easier. To learn more, visit your local Breathe California office's website.

On a statewide level, we work in Sacramento to help shape policy and pass legislation supporting our vision of a healthier California where we can breathe cleaner air.

Breathe California Applauds
Governor Brown's Executive Order

On April 30, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown announced an executive order to extend efforts to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions. The order sets California’s greenhouse gas reduction target at 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. This goal is the most aggressive enacted in North America to reduce carbon emissions and stands to be a model for other states and nations as they work to address their own carbon emissions.

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In addition to our local grassroots programs which promote lung health, we are working on state and national levels to help shape policy and pass legislation supporting our vision of healthier communities and cleaner air.

Breathe California is making a difference by advocating for lung health issues and acting as a model for the nation.... but we can't do it without you.

Learn more about Breathe California's recent advocacy efforts

2014 Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

Each year the Breathe California affiliates collaborate with the CA Society for Respiratory Care to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a promising respiratory therapy student who demonstrates leadership potential in the promotion of lung health and/or clean air. This year’s award was presented at the 46th Annual CRCS Convention in Long Beach on May 7 to Julian Lau (left), Respiratory Therapy student at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.

Mr. Lau was selected for his commitment to broader public health issues as a Team leader for asthmatic kids participating in track and field at the Orange County Air Power Games and as a volunteer educator at community events including the Heart of the Valley 5K event in West Covina, the Covina Senior Knowledge Health Fair and an on-campus health fair at Mt. SAC helping to provide smoking cessation, lung health information and spirometry testing.

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