Healthy Cleveland's Breathe Free Committee

Healthy Cleveland's Breathe Free Committee

The mission of the Breathe Free Committee is to decrease tobacco use among Cleveland residents and promote high standards for clean air.

Click an icon on the infographic below to learn more about tobacco research, legislation, or resources for quitting.



In the community...

Cleveland was recently selected to be a part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, a two year competition to create positive health impacts within cities, counties, and federally recognized tribes. Cleveland's focus is on promoting healthy behaviors and reducing air pollutants through the implementation of Breathe Free CLE: A Comprehensive Tobacco Reduction Strategy.

To learn more and check out what has happened so far in the challenge, check out our Breathe Free CLE news article.


How we aim to achieve our mission:

  1. Raise awareness about the impacts of tobacco use on health and air quality and connect citizens with resources to quit.

  2. Develop and promote policies that reduce tobacco use among citizens and the community on those policies and their health implications. 


More information about our committee:


Chair:

Erika Trapl, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
Case Western Reserve University


Point of Contact:

Erika Trapl, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
Case Western Reserve University

 

 

 


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Active Member Organizations:


American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Care Source

Cleveland Clinic - Langston Hughes Center

Cleveland Clinic Office of Government & Community Relations

Cleveland Department of Public Health, Division of Environment

Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority

Cleveland Office of Minority Health

 

Cuyahoga County Community College

CWRU, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

Lake Erie Ink

MetroHealth

Omni Media

Shaker Board of Health

The Centers for Family and Children - Rap Art Program

University Hospitals, Siedman Cancer Center