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"

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County prepares to launch a pilot covering gap in health services for the uninsured
Aug. 20, 2015

Measles outbreak in California: What you need to know
Jan. 23, 2015

Campus, city take home prestigious governor's award
Jan. 22, 2015

Before You Vape: High levels of Formaldehyde Hidden in E-Cigs
Jan. 21, 2015

Monterey County tobacco grades inch higher, but still poor
Jan. 21, 2015

You better take this flu season seriously
Jan. 16, 2015

State puts limits on a pesticide used for strawberries, other crops
Jan. 14, 2015

Salinas Council approves tobacco-seller licensing
Jan. 6, 2015

Monterey County solar farm proposal attracts praise, criticism
Dec. 28, 2014

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.