Our Mission:

To advance the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease while fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in our practices, programs, and processes through adapting and transforming behaviors and mindsets, and strategically selecting and utilizing the most effective and appropriate methods to fundamentally value individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

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 our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Lung Health and the Black Community

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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Lung Health and the Latino Community

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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Lung Health and AAPI Communities

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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Video Resources

Lung Cancer: 

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

COVID-19:

Vacunas de COVID-19

Fostering Trust of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Page last updated: April 20, 2021

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