AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION IN NEBRASKA
About The American Lung Association in Nebraska
The American Lung Association in Nebraska is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.Lung.org.
Programs & Services Offered
- State of the Air Report: For 18 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the "State of the Air" report. The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner and healthier.
- Saved By The Scan: Lung cancer is the No. 1 leading cause of cancer-related death in America, but now there's hope. This screening is used to detect lung cancer early, when it is more likely to be curable. If the disease is caught before it spreads, the likelihood of surviving five years improves from 11 percent to 55 percent. (Based on early-stage lung cancer stats stage 1 vs. stage 4)
- LUNG FORCE Expos are a great opportunity for patients and healthcare professionals to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD, asthma and other lung diseases. The one-day event features experts from a variety of lung health-related fields presenting on current research and hot topics, an exhibitor showcase and a chance for patients, caregivers and the local medical community to connect.
- Midwest Asthma Summit program helps coordinate and collaborative among and between organizations serving children with asthma.
- Camp Superkids: During asthma education sessions, campers learn about their asthma, their triggers, how to avoid an exacerbation and how to better manage their asthma.
- Lung Helpline is a toll-free nationwide service staffed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists and certified addiction counselors that provide the most current lung health information to lung disease patients, family members and healthcare providers. Services include smoking cessation, lung disease counseling, physician referrals and financial assistance.
- Better Breathers Clubs Lung Cancer support groups for adults with lung disease and their families.
- Freedom from Smoking smoking cessation programs.
- Inspire.com: The Lung Association is proud to support several free online communities on Inspire.com for people facing lung disease.
- Fund research programs aimed at finding cures and new medical treatments for lung disease, including lung cancer. We also support the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC).
Did You Know?
- People in Nebraska with lung disease:
- 19,480 kids with asthma
- 62,396 adults with asthma
- 43,703 people with COPD
- 713 people with Lung cancer
- In total, there are 126,292 people with lung disease according to the 2017 State of the Air report.
- During 2017, an estimated 222,500 new cases of lung cancer were expected to be diagnosed in the U.S., including 1,220 in Nebraska.
You Can Help
- $15 Gives one parent of a child with asthma with access to an lung health hotline
- $45 Educates three women about lung cancer
- $75 Helps 100 Americans assess their lung cancer risk with our online assessment tool.
- $100 Educates one healthcare provider about the latest COPD treatment information
- $110 Supports one day of research to find a cure for asthma or other lung disease
- $120 Helps one person quit smoking through group workshops
- $150 Gives 10 people with lung cancer access to a lung cancer hotline
- $250 Teaches 10 children how to manage their asthma
- $275 Supports one day of research toward finding a cure for lung cancer
- $300 Gives 20 people with COPD access to a COPD hotline
Dollars at Work
- 80 to 150 people attended the Lung Force Expo
- 85 people participated in the Midwest Asthma Summit
- 30 to 60 kids attended Camp Superkids
- 200 to 300 people used the Lung Helpline
- 50 people participated in the "Freedom from Smoking" program
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