History

As America's oldest and most widely respected nonprofit voluntary health organizations, the American Lung Association has worked for more than a century to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. While our early roots lay in taking on tuberculosis, our work has broadened over time to keep pace with advances in science and technology and the changing nature of what know about lung disease. In today's world, our focus includes tobacco control, clean indoor and outdoor air, asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As part a nationwide organization supported by a legion of dedicated volunteers, generous donors, and lung health experts, the American Lung Association of the Midland States is fighting for air for the benefit of children and adults throughout our region.

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