Our Mission:

To advance the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease while fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in our practices, programs, and processes through adapting and transforming behaviors and mindsets, and strategically selecting and utilizing the most effective and appropriate methods to fundamentally value individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Meet Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council’s vision is to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion within the American Lung Association and the communities we serve.

We invite all staff, volunteers and supporters to review our 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Year in Review Report highlighting the work of our DEI Council in its inaugural year and the ongoing efforts of staff nationwide to drive equitable and sustainable community health impact.

Awareness and Lung Health in Diverse Communities

Lung Health and the Black Community

Lung health disparities persist among Black Americans, especially in lung cancer and menthol cigarette use. The American Lung Association is working to address these disparities and the systemic issues that perpetuate them.
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Lung Health and the Latino Community

Notable health disparities exist in the Latino community, especially in asthma and tobacco-related cancer. Discover lung health facts and resources specifically for the Latino Community, including resources in Spanish.
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Lung Health and AAPI Communities

Asian American and Pacific Islander populations are diverse and expansive in language, regions, and cultural practices. Health data disaggregation is important to reduce health inequalities amongst AAPIs.
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Lung Health and the LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ community experiences many lung health disparities, primarily related to tobacco use, COPD and asthma. The Lung Association is committed to addressing these disparities and barriers to equitable access to health care for LGBTQ+ Americans.
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Video Resources

Lung Health:

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Webinar: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and Lung Health

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Webinar: Transgender Cultural Fluency & LGBTQ+ Lung Health Disparities

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Lung Cancer:

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Recorded Webinar: No Patient Left Behind: Black Men and Lung Cancer

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COVID-19:

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Vacunas de COVID-19

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Fostering Trust of the COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Dr. Reidhead

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Additional resources, including community-specific toolkits can be found at Lung.org/vaccine-toolkit

Page last updated: October 5, 2021

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