In Nebraska, the American Lung Association has made an impact in the lives of those with lung disease through volunteer outreach and grassroots programming.
In June 2017, 27 kids and 16 health staff attended the Camp SuperKids program in Nebraska. Camp Superkids helps improve the physical condition and psychological outlook of children with asthma and educates campers and their families on how to better manage their disease. The campers were awarded their costumes upon learning asthma education involving pathophysiology, trigger identification, and use of their controller and reliever/rescue medications.
Another example of grassroots programing is the annual LUNG FORCE Expo in Omaha. The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.