The program is based at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology with ongoing financial support provided by LAC+USC Medical Center. The program was begun as a collaborative effort among the LAC+USC Medical Center Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America- California Chapter (AAFA), and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) with initial year of project funding supported through partnership grants. Since the inception of the Breathmobile, we have partnered with various organizations to provide continued services. These partnerships have included EIB Active, Louis Legacy Foundation, Trevor Ariza Asthma Awareness Foundation, Breathe LA, Montebello School District, St. Michael’s Parish, Southern California Air Quality Management District, and MCAN (list not all-inclusive).
Since November 15, 1995, the Los Angeles Breathmobiles have reached over 14,000 unique asthma patients, with over 75,000 asthma visits. The LAC+USC Breathmobile program has been so successful that it has been replicated nationwide. There are now eleven Breathmobiles throughout California serving nearly 300 elementary, middle, high schools and several comprehensive health clinics. The Breathmobile has also been replicated in 4 other states, including Illinois, Arizona, Maryland, and Alabama.