4 Ways the American Lung Association Helps Patients Manage Their Disease

The American Lung Association (ALA) helps thousands of people manage chronic lung diseases each year. Through education and training, it helps the recently diagnosed come to terms with their condition and discover how to best manage their disease.

MORE: Learn all about the treatment and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Here are some of the facilities the organization has to offer:

Courses
The American Lung Association offers classes and course for people who have been diagnosed with a chronic lung disease. These can either be taken online or in person. Some of the courses available include Asthma Basics, Better Breathers Club, Freedom From Smoking, along with others to help children better manage their lung diseases.

Education and Training for Employees
The ALA offers courses for workplaces such as Workplace Wellness, Freedom From Smoking and Asthma Basics which help staff learn more about different lung diseases.

Health Education Material 
The ALA can provide written information regarding lung health including quitting smoking, learning about various lung diseases, and environmental health.

Become an Educator or Facilitator
If you’re a health care professional or want to volunteer to help patients who have a chronic lung disease, the ALA offers opportunities to facilitate courses or become an educator.

MORE: Did you know a person usually breathes an average of 13 pints of air every minute? Learn more facts about the lungs here.

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One comment

  1. Megan Shafer says:

    Don’t you think research that is known to cure lung diseases and has been proven….should be brought out of the vaults. The newer diseases are having advancements and cures…whilst lung diseases keep the stock exchange with “new” repeated medications. Keeping the greed going. It’s time to stop it…You hold all the advancements and cures…please become part of the solution..it’s a matter of breathe…everyones!!!

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