Disparities in Lung Health Series

The American Lung Association is committed to preventing lung disease and improving lung health. Our Disparities in Lung Health series of reports attempt to address the needs of those populations that are disproportionately affected by lung disease.

Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women

Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women

This report will examine the burden of COPD among women. » More

 

Cutting Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities

Cutting Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities

This report discusses factors that contribute to a higher rate of tobacco use among youth and adults in rural America. » More

Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics

Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics

This report presents an overview of research into the complex factors that increase the burden of asthma on Hispanics. » More

 

Missed Opportunities: Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination in Older Adults

Missed Opportunities: Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination in Older Adults

This report has been released in an effort to eliminate disparities in influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates among older Americans. » More

Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

This report examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the need for additional research specific to this community. » More

 

Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans

Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans

This report is a compilation of research examining lung cancer among African Americans and the need to eliminate this and other health disparities. » More

Other Reports and Resources

Addressing the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Addressing the Stigma of Lung Cancer (April 2014)

This issue brief examines the scope of the impact of stigma on lung cancer and makes recommendations for reducing it. » More