About Us

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association (ALA) is a non-profit organization, working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Founded over 115 years ago by a group of volunteers dedicated to ending the lung health threat at the time: tuberculosis (TB). With TB largely controlled in the United States, the ALA has extended that mission to other respiratory diseases. And thanks to our donors, volunteers, program and event participants, and staff, we are America’s trusted source for lung health education, lung disease research, support, programs, services, and advocacy.

ALA staff provide vital support and programming in our communities nation-wide and at the state-level. One such program is the ONE Step program, which allowed for the development of this community-facing digital resource. Learn more about ONE Step and the ALA.