News & Upcoming Events

Breathe Pennsylvania offers a variety of community-based education and prevention programs to residents of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Medicare and COPD: What You Need to Know

Medicare is complex, and when you have a chronic condition like COPD, it can make the stress of Medicare planning even more complicated. “Medicare and COPD: What You Need to Know,” a FREE educational session presented by Michael Lauro from Health Benefit Options and sponsored by Breathe Pennsylvania, will be held on Thursday, November 1, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road in Upper St. Clair.

At the session, we will discuss: 

  • A, B, C, and D: What does each part cover?
  • What are the differences between Medigap and Advantage plans?
  • What’s the Drug Assistance Program (DAP)?
  • Durable medical equipment (DME) coverage. 

Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and there will be plenty of free parking. Registration is required. To do so, call 724-772-1750 or click here.

Smoke-Free for Life Facilitator Training Program 
You can help someone quit smoking! Become trained in new methods of tobacco cessation by registering for Breathe Pennsylvania’s Smoke-Free for Life Facilitator Training Program. Learn how to reduce smoking in the workplace and community. Training is offered in Cranberry Township, or at an off-site location with three or more participants. Cost per facilitator is $250 and includes program fee and materials. To learn more, visit or call Rebecca Kishlock, BA, CTTS, Director of Tobacco Cessation and Education Programs, at 724.772.1750.

Individual materials are available for purchase:
Smoke-free For Life Participant Manual-$20
Keys to a Smoke-Free Life-$3

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Study 
Do you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea and COPD (Overlap Syndrome)?  More than half of all people with Overlap Syndrome don’t wear their CPAP mask properly, which makes therapy less effective and increases the chances of flare-ups and hospitalizations.  The COPD Foundation and American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) are teaming up to for a research study to see if an interactive online classroom will help people living with Overlap Syndrome be more comfortable with CPAP by using their sleep masks properly.  Click here for more information and to participate in this study.

Save the Date!

6th Annual Breathing in the ‘Burgh COPD Cruise
Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD
Where: Gateway Clipper Fleet