The American Lung Association is leading the way in helping all Americans breathe easier. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, program and event participants, and staff, we are America’s trusted source for lung health education, lung disease research, support, programs, services and advocacy.
Mission, Impact & History
For more than a century, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, we are focused on eliminating tobacco use and related lung disease, improving overall air quality for all and reducing the burden of lung disease on patients and their families.
Our Boards represent a cross-section of scientists, healthcare and policy professionals and local advocates fighting for air. Their engaged leadership informs the work of dedicated staff at the national, charter and state level.
Our Scientific Advisory Committee and Lung Cancer Medical Advisory Panel provide strategic guidance that inform all our efforts.
As a leading charity, we hold ourselves accountable to our donors and everyone who has a stake in healthy air and healthy lungs. Learn how donations are used to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
Health and Medical Professionals Across All 50 States Call for Action on Climate Change
September 21, 2016
Momentum Research Award to Overcome Lung Cancer Treatment Resistance in Women Presented to Dr. David Brian Shackelford
September 20, 2016
New Interception Dream Team Announced to Research Opportunities to Detect Early and Intercept Development of Lung Cancer Cells to Save Lives
September 15, 2016
EACH Breath Blog
From health and fitness to inspiring stories of those living with lung disease, we're shining a light on lung health and having a bit of fun along the way.
Sponsors & Supporters
Our corporate supporters and other partners provide critical support to help with our mission to improve lung health, prevent lung disease and support patients.