Breathe California has supported lung health research at local, state and national levels since its incoporation and continues to do so today.
Public Health Research Internship Program
During the winter and spring of 2014 Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership developed a special Public Health Research Internship Program. The overarching goal was to create an annual program providing public health graduate students with practical non-profit public health experience and research and evaluation skills through the lens of socio-medical sciences – the relationship between epidemiological trends and structural inequities. It was a success! Learn More.
Walter Travel Grants
The Walter Travel Grants were started with an endowment from Mr. Stephen Walter in the 1970s. The fund provides opportunities for pulmonary health investigators to share their research findings at scientific meetings by assisting with travel and registration fees.
Each year the Breathe California affiliates collaborate with the California 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. The 2014 award was presented to Julian Lau, a Respiratory Therapy student at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. Learn more.
State and National
Breathe California sets aside a portion of its annual income to support state and national lung health research projects. In the 2013-14 financial year we dedicated 10% of our revenue to lung health research.