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Lung Health Disparities

The American Lung Association is committed to preventing lung disease and improving lung health. Our disparities reports and issue briefs attempt to address the needs of those populations that are disproportionately affected by lung disease.

Addressing the Stigma of Lung Cancer

This report identifies the causes of lung cancer stigma, the negative effects and makes recommendations for addressing the stigma of lung cancer.

Cutting Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities

The report provides an overview of existing research, as well as new analysis of national data that shows the disparity in rural tobacco prevalence. The report also discusses the environmental, social and cultural factors that contribute to a hi

Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics

Compared to non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics with asthma are less likely to be in the care of a regular doctor or clinic; less likely to be prescribed appropriate medicines; less likely to have access to specialized care; and more likely to end up bein

Missed Opportunities: Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination in Older Adults

This report has been released in an effort to eliminate disparities in influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates among older Americans.

Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

This report examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the need for additional research specific to this community.

Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women

More than 7 million women in the U.S. live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans

African Americans suffer from lung cancer more than any other population group in the U.S. This report is a compilation of research examining lung cancer among African Americans and the need to eliminate this and other health disparities.

Better Breather Club | Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
Nassawadox, VA | Mar 26, 2020
Better Breather Club | Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
Tappahannock, VA | Mar 26, 2020