About Us

We’re All About Breathing ®

Breathe Pennsylvania, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., is a non-profit organization (501(c)3) that helps the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania achieve and maintain optimal lung health through education, prevention, awareness and direct services.

For the last century, Breathe Pennsylvania has been a pioneer in the fight against lung disease. In 1905, the Pittsburgh Sanatorium, known as the “House on the Hill,” was opened by the organization in what is now the Hill District. The hospital provided local tuberculosis patients with the only known remedy for the disease at the time – rest and fresh air.

Throughout its rich history, Breathe Pennsylvania has been a leader in providing people with the tools and knowledge to become advocates for their own lung health by continually expanding programs and services to educate the community on chronic lung diseases including tuberculosis, COPD and asthma. Breathe Pennsylvania also provides smoking cessation services and resources for individuals and businesses alike.

Breathe Pennsylvania’s programs and services are available to residents of 10 counties including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. To learn more about Breathe Pennsylvania programs and services, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, contact us today.

Mission Statement
Breathe Pennsylvania’s mission is to empower western Pennsylvanians to breathe better and live healthier through education and awareness of lung health in our community.

 Vision Statement
The organization’s vision is to impact respiratory disease through increased program reach by serving as a conduit between consumers, the community, and providers, and by supporting life-changing education and lung health research.

We are a proud member of the BREATHE AMERICA™ ALLIANCE.

Breathe Pennsylvania recently received a 2019 Gold Seal from Guidestar. Please visit our profile here

Breathe Pennsylvania is accredited under the PANO Standards for Excellence®

Our Board of Directors have adopted the Standards for Excellence® Ethics and Accountability code for the non-profit sector.