The mission of BREATHE is to promote lung health and healthy environments to achieve health equity through a) research; b) community outreach and empowerment; c) advocacy and policy development; and d) access to health services.

BREATHE’S Vision is that all people will have access to clean air and live in healthy environments.

BREATHE News

Faculty Members, PhD Student Represent College of Nursing on Capitol Hill

Representatives from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently met with eight Kentucky legislators on Capitol Hill on behalf of Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR), the advocacy arm of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) which is one of 27 institutes of the National Institutes of Health that funds nurse researchers.

UK Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program Receives Accreditation

The BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training program is now accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP). The training uses an online platform to deliver twenty-seven hours of self-paced learning over eight weeks. Registration and information is available on our webpage.

Community Partnership Program Helps Women in Recovery Replace Cigarettes with Sweat

Enrolled Chrysalis House clients participate in 10 hour and a half-long Get Fit and Quit sessions with 45 minutes of each session dedicated to group tobacco cessation content followed by 45 minutes of physical activity at the Northside YMCA.

PATHways Program Demonstrates Success of Evidence-based, Collaborative Approaches to Perinatal Opioid Treatment

An interdisciplinary team of health care providers presented early signs of success treating pregnant women with opioid use disorders through the PATHways program during the National Rx Abuse and Heroin Summit on April 18.

Kentucky's Flagship Program

The mission of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing is to foster health and well-being among the people of Kentucky, the region, and the world through collaborative relationships that support excellence in nursing education, research, practice and service in an ever-changing health care environment. The University of Kentucky College of Nursing endeavors to be one of the nation’s top nursing programs among public research universities.