Our Mission

When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

Our Mission: Our mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

Mission Goals

  • The American Lung Association will eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related lung disease.
  • The American Lung Association will improve the air we breathe so it will not cause or worsen lung disease.
  • The American Lung Association will reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and their families.

The American Lung Association has a dedicated board of directors and volunteers who donate their time to help the organization plan and achieve its goals, which are clearly identified in the Lung Association's five-year strategic plan. 

From a governance and oversight perspective, the Lung Association's board and assembly convene regularly in order to monitor progress toward achieving these goals.  A performance based management system enables the Lung Association to track and report on progress toward not only meeting its longer-term goals but also shorter-term objectives related to fulfilling the mission of the organization.