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's Unity Statement

"Breathing is not a choice. All people deserve to breathe; it is a necessity of life. Systemic racism has been a knee to the neck of African American and Black communities for generations, literally taking their breath and their lives away. Systemic racism threatens health equity and lung health. BREATHE  stands in unity with others who are protesting injustice and seeking justice for all people of color....

KCSP Hosts 2019 Annual Conference "Envisioning a Smoke-free Future"

The Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy (KCSP), the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program (KTPC), Kentucky Department of Public Health and the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Nursing celebrated their tobacco free successes and vision for a tobacco-free future at the 2019 Kentucky Tobacco Conference, "Envisioning a Smoke- free Future". The conference took place April 16 and 17 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

Dr. Ellen Hahn Discusses Radon Action Month on Good Day Kentucky

Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and director of BREATHE, appeared on Good Day Kentucky on Friday, January 25, to discuss the health implications of radon, a radioactive gas that lives in the soil and is harmful when trapped in a home or building.

Dr. Zim Okoli Speaks at Tobacco Tax Media Event, Calls for Higher Cigarette Tax with Members of BREATHE

Supporters of a higher cigarette tax in Kentucky, including members of the College of Nursing BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Health Environments) Team, rallied at the State Capitol in Frankfort on Thursday, February 8.

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.