Emergencies & Disasters: Wildfires, flooding, hurricanes and other weather events can threaten health, especially for people with lung disease. The Lung Association has information and tips to help protect your health.
World Lung Day: Join us in celebrating World Lung Day on September 25th. As the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, we encourage you to take action and support better lung health for all. Visit Lung.org/get-involved to see how you can make an impact in the communities you serve. Whether you donate or volunteer at local events, become an advocate and join our Lung Action Network or share your story!
Funding Hope - Call for Research Applications to Transform Lung Health: The American Lung Association Research Institute is committed to funding and finding scientific solutions for lung diseases. We recently announced the 2024 call for applications to identify new research projects. To learn more about our ongoing collaborations with the best and brightest in the lung health field, and how to apply, visit: Lung.org/research-announcement.
SUPPORT THE LUNG ASSOCIATION
Sign Up Now for Fall Events! Fall LUNG FORCE Walks and Run/Walks, Treks and other Autumn events are in full swing! Each offers you a great way to get out and show your love for healthy lungs! Get involved!
COPD Educator Course: October 5, 12 & 19: The next virtual, live stream COPD Educator Course is on October 5, 12 & 19, 2023 from 10am to 4:00pm CT each day. The COPD Educator Course is for public health and healthcare professionals like respiratory therapists and nurses who care for patients living with COPD. Healthcare providers can earn up to 14 CEUs or CMEs. Information is available on the COPD Educator Course webpage. Questions? Contact [email protected].
Increasing Your Knowledge of Biologic Therapies Can Help Improve the Care for Those Living With Asthma: The American Lung Association, in collaboration with Paradigm Medical Communications LLC, is pleased to offer a course with three engaging activities designed to help you deepen your knowledge about asthma. This CME-certified initiative comprises a webinar, an interactive infographic and a reinforcing case consult. CME credits are offered as AMA PRA Category 1 credits for a variety of healthcare professionals. Participation is free and registration is required. Access these activities through the course landing page or visit Lung.org/professional-education.
Healthcare Provider Indoor Air Quality Survey: Calling all Healthcare Providers - We are gearing up for October’s Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month and we need your input! The American Lung Association wants to hear from healthcare providers to gain insights into their understanding and experiences with indoor air quality issues. Feedback will play a pivotal role in shaping the Lung Association’s indoor air quality programs, ultimately benefiting both healthcare providers and patients. All healthcare providers are invited to participate in a brief online survey. Complete the survey for a chance to win a scholarship for an American Lung Association CME/CEU educational course.
EPA Puts Ozone Standard on Hold, Leaving Communities in the Lurch: On August 21, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they will not be moving forward with the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard reconsideration. Instead, they will start over with a full review. The Lung Association is deeply disappointed with this decision that means people living in areas with unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone will wait years to see cleanup, and that a powerful lever to drive down emissions is now delayed. You can help push for stronger clean air standards.
- Sign our new petition expressing disappointment with EPA’s ozone decision and urging them to move quickly to get stronger standards in place.
- Make sure you’ve signed our petition calling for stronger particle pollution standards, too.
- If you’re a health professional, make sure you’ve signed our health professionals’ letter on stronger particle pollutions standards.
EACH BREATH BLOG
Let the Air in: On average, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, so indoor air quality is critical to the health of families. Learn low-cost ways to improve indoor air quality, and more in our new Each Breath Blog.
How Has the Lung Association Touched You?
Our work at the American Lung Association impacts millions of lives every year. Are YOU one of them? Can we share YOUR story?
- Did we help you quit smoking or help keep your child from starting?
- Do you find compassion and support in one of our support groups?
- Did we help you manage your lung disease or make treatment decisions?
- Did we convince you to get screened for lung cancer?
- Did we help make your child’s school “asthma friendly?”
- Did we help your workplace become smokefree?
- Has your life been touched by our research?
- Did we help you get into a research clinical trial?
- Is the air where you live cleaner and healthier?
If the Lung Association had a positive impact on you or a loved one in these or any other way, we’d love to hear from you! Please let us know at [email protected].
Blog last updated: September 18, 2023