Breathe California works to help people lead healthier lives and help communities become healthier places to live.

Through direct service, advocacy and research we affect individual, institutional and community change for better breathing and better living.

"Because breathing
shouldn't be
a struggle or a risk"



Join us as we fight lung disease in all of its forms and work with our communities to protect lung health.

Make a difference... Help promote healthy lungs today.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Breathe California Central Coast's 4th annual Clean Air Awards will focus on positive initiatives that are being taken to reduce global warming and air pollution. Winners will be recognized at the Clean Air Awards Reception in Monterey.

California Assemblymember Mark Stone will deliver the Keynote Address: "Environmental Protection in the California Legislature for 2014." KUSP Radio Producer Kelly O'Brian will act as Emcee.

The deadline for Clean Air Awards Nominations
is 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 25th.


Learn more about the 2014 Clean Air Awards

NEW: Become an E-Advocate

Become a Breathe California E-Advocate

County Health Resources Page

We have assembled local resources dealing with air quality, environmental organizations, asthma coalitions, hospitals, clinics, health care providers, pulmonary rehabilitation programs, school districts, child care, smoking cessation, tobacco and tuberculosis control and other voluntary health organizations in the counties that our office serves.

Visit our County Resources Page

2014 Breathe California State Conference

Breathe California Central Coast

Fights Childhood Asthma

Child with AsthmaBreathe California Central Coast’s Asthma Educators teach children to take control of their asthma leading to an overall 90% reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations and ER visits in program participants.

The Monterey Herald recently featured a story about the work Maria Elena Manzo, Breathe California Program Director, is doing to help families with asthma. Read the article on pages 11-12 of the Monterey Herald's "Health Matters" special section.

For more information on our asthma programs, click link to asthma program page.