Mission, Impact & History
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.
Our Mission and Goals
See our mission and learn more about our strategic plan to achieve our goals. Learn more about our mission »
Whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe, the work of the American Lung Association helps to save lives every day. Learn more about our impact »
For 115 years, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our work is more important than ever. Learn more about our history »