For more than 115 years, Americans have trusted us to protect their lungs, whether it's researching treatments and cures for lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, including e-cigarettes, or advocating for laws that protect the air we all breathe.
Our goals are big—defeat lung cancer, create a tobacco-free future, champion clean air for all, and improve the quality of life for those living with lung disease.
Because when you can't breathe, nothing else matters®.
Our Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Our Vision: A world free of lung disease.
Our Strategic Imperatives:
- Defeat lung cancer.
- Champion clean air for all.
- Improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families.
- Create a tobacco-free future.
The American Lung Association is a charity built on trust and transparency, and is a proud holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a Gold Star rating from GuideStar and membership in the National Health Council.
The Lung Association has a dedicated board of directors—volunteers who donate their time to help us plan and achieve our goals, which are clearly identified in our strategic framework.
From a governance and oversight perspective, our board convenes regularly in order to monitor progress toward achieving these goals. A performance-based management system enables the Lung Association to track and report on progress toward not only meeting its longer-term goals, but also shorter-term objectives related to fulfilling the mission of the organization.
Page last updated: March 14, 2022