Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Target demographics: All
Programs: Tobacco control - provides tobacco prevention and cessation programs for adolescents and adults. This function also educates the public about the hazards of cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke and provides smoking cessation programs, education, referrals and resources.
asthma and other lung disease - provides asthma professional education to health care providers with the goal of raising the quality of care for children and adults that suffer from asthma. Community projects include work with hospitals, schools, and clinics aimed at creating systems change and sustainability of asthma care best practices. Provides education and assistance in the development, implementation and tracking of lung health education programs and community health services and provides resources on the prevention of other lung diseases such as copd, emphysema, tb, etc.
research - quality lung research with the intent to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The american lung association research portfolio is comprised of 3 distinct programs - the awards and grants program, the asthma clinical research centers network (acrc) and the epidemiology and statistics program.
I worked in the infection control field in CT for many years. This organization provides free educational materials and programs both to the public and professionals. They cover many areas: flu, TB, and other respiratory diseases. I have always found them helpful when I called for information, materials, etc.