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Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation


1 Sutter StreetSuite 225San Francisco, CA 94104 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Breathe California is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.


Since 1908, Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership and its predecessors have worked to reduce the impact of lung disease through prevention, education, advocacy and patient services. Formerly known as the American Lung Association of San Francisco & San Mateo Counties, we are no longer affiliated with the American Lung Association. Breathe California is the same organization and nonprofit corporation that it has been since 1908. We will not only build on the past but will also continue providing quality services in the future.

We provide services to improve air quality and to reduce the impact of asthma in children, adults, families and communities. In addition, we work to reduce tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke and offer services to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis to help them better manage their illness. We support research to find cures for lung diseases.

Check out our programs, fundraising and educational videos at our youtube page at


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