The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council’s vision is to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion within the American Lung Association and the communities we serve.
Meet the Council

We invite all staff, volunteers and supporters to review our 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Year in Review Report highlighting the work of our DEI Council in its inaugural year and the ongoing efforts of staff nationwide to drive equitable and sustainable community health impact.

Awareness and Lung Health in Diverse Communities

Black Community and Lung Health

Lung health disparities persist among Black Americans, especially in lung cancer and menthol cigarette use. The American Lung Association is working to address these disparities and the systemic issues that perpetuate them.
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Latino Community and Lung Health

Notable health disparities exist in the Latino community, especially in asthma and tobacco-related cancer. Discover lung health facts and resources specifically for the Latino Community, including resources in Spanish.
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AAPI's Lung Health

Asian American and Pacific Islander populations are diverse and expansive in language, regions, and cultural practices. Health data disaggregation is important to reduce health inequalities amongst AAPIs.
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LGBTQ+ Community and Lung Health

The LGBTQ+ community experiences many lung health disparities, primarily related to tobacco use, COPD and asthma. The Lung Association is committed to addressing these disparities and barriers to equitable access to health care for LGBTQ+ Americans.
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Native Americans and Lung Health

The American Lung Association takes a look at Native American's history, specifically key cultural facts surrounding Indigenous Peoples and lung health issues impacting Tribal communities.
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Honoring Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we share a spotlight series of trailblazing women in public health as well as facts and figures on women’s lung health.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Blog Posts

Video Resources

Lung Health:

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Webinar: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and Lung Health

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Webinar: Transgender Cultural Fluency & LGBTQ+ Lung Health Disparities

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Recorded Webinar - Racism as a Public Health Crisis: The Black Community and Lung Health

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Lung Cancer:

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Recorded Webinar: No Patient Left Behind: Black Men and Lung Cancer

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COVID-19:

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Vacunas de COVID-19

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Fostering Trust of the COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Dr. Reidhead

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Additional resources, including community-specific toolkits can be found at Lung.org/vaccine-toolkit

Commercial Tobacco Prevention:

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 Webinar

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Page last updated: November 17, 2022

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