American Lung Association in Alabama

American Lung Association in Alabama Alabama is part of the American Lung Association of Southeast. Our mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
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12/28/2020
2020 Year in Review

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we did not let COVID-19 slow us down this year. We found new ways to reinvent the in-person initiatives that fuel our mission work so that they could still thrive in the post-COVID world and continue to bring you up-to-date information about COVID-19 and deliver our lifesaving mission work. Let us share some innovative moments from 2020, made possible by your tremendous support. https://bit.ly/2KptNDl

For over 100 years, the holidays have been a special time for the American Lung Association thanks to our Christmas Seal...
12/24/2020

For over 100 years, the holidays have been a special time for the American Lung Association thanks to our Christmas Seals. Read the story of how this tradition came to be: http://bit.ly/2WnwbgA

The holidays may look a little bit different this year but you can still find ways to create new traditions and celebrat...
12/23/2020

The holidays may look a little bit different this year but you can still find ways to create new traditions and celebrate safely. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Join us online on January 12th and 13th for the virtual Asthma Educator Institute. Registration for this live webinar in...
12/21/2020

Join us online on January 12th and 13th for the virtual Asthma Educator Institute. Registration for this live webinar includes course materials, a device toolkit shipped directly to you, live instruction & #CEU/#CME credits.
Register now: https://bit.ly/3mhcstu

Registration is now open to the Tri-State Pulmonary Case Conference, set for January 23! This continuing medical educati...
12/21/2020

Registration is now open to the Tri-State Pulmonary Case Conference, set for January 23! This continuing medical education conference has been facilitated for more than 65 years, and covers Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. This year, the conference will be hosted virtually through 6Connex. Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/3mmWVrP

Nancy is a lung cancer survivor, and her work with our organization goes all the way back to 2006. “My mother died of co...
12/17/2020

Nancy is a lung cancer survivor, and her work with our organization goes all the way back to 2006. “My mother died of complications relating to pulmonary fibrosis; I believe it was right around that time when I first donated to the American Lung Association.” After her own lung disease diagnosis, she became even more committed, “The Lung Association drew my attention again based on the impact they have made, and continue to make, in fighting lung cancer.” You can read more of Nancy’s story and why she continues to donate here: https://bit.ly/39RGUYj

Biomarker testing helps doctors plan the most appropriate treatment for a lung cancer patient and involves looking at ch...
12/14/2020

Biomarker testing helps doctors plan the most appropriate treatment for a lung cancer patient and involves looking at changes or mutations in a person’s genes. Lung cancer treatment has advanced in the past 10 years but unfortunately, there are still many health disparities in cancer care. Black Americans with lung cancer are likely not receiving biomarker testing and tailored treatment as often as their white counterparts. In our latest blog, we spoke with a variety of experts to examine the role of tumor biology and race in relationship to biomarker testing for lung cancer. https://bit.ly/3fssC1i

When @LungForce Hero Denise L. was diagnosed with lung cancer, she did not know where to turn for support. Through our p...
12/10/2020

When @LungForce Hero Denise L. was diagnosed with lung cancer, she did not know where to turn for support. Through our partner @ImermanAngels, Denise was able to get the assistance and support she needed. Learn how her mentor Kari helped shift her mindset toward one of hope in our blog. https://bit.ly/3pA0myi

Our virtual COVID-19 Town Hall Series is bringing top health experts together to raise awareness about the many long-sta...
12/07/2020

Our virtual COVID-19 Town Hall Series is bringing top health experts together to raise awareness about the many long-standing racial health disparities that have been brought to light by the COVID-19 virus. Register for the next town hall event held on December 9, Disparities in COVID-19: Unjust, Unacceptable & Correctable. https://bit.ly/2Uy0XlQ

While the 2020 holiday season might not be what you imagined, consider gifts from the American Lung Association that are...
12/03/2020

While the 2020 holiday season might not be what you imagined, consider gifts from the American Lung Association that are fun, unique and support our mission! Check out our gift guide: https://bit.ly/3pBH3Vm

The American Lung Association recently announced an investment in 98 promising lung health research awards, and we are s...
12/03/2020
UAB Researcher Receives Funding from American Lung Association

The American Lung Association recently announced an investment in 98 promising lung health research awards, and we are so proud to fund local researcher Miranda Curtiss, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Read more about her research here: https://patch.com/alabama/birmingham-al/uab-researcher-receives-funding-american-lung-association

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This #GivingTuesday, your donation means more than ever. Thanks to our generous sponsor @DysonUS, for a limited time eve...
12/01/2020

This #GivingTuesday, your donation means more than ever. Thanks to our generous sponsor @DysonUS, for a limited time every donation you make will be matched up to $25,000. Double your donation today! Your support goes directly to clean air and promoting lung health initiatives, including our efforts to help end COVID-19. https://bit.ly/2ISygOb

All of us here at the American Lung Association wish you happy Thanksgiving! Just like you, we have to find new ways to ...
11/26/2020

All of us here at the American Lung Association wish you happy Thanksgiving! Just like you, we have to find new ways to celebrate with our loved ones. How are you celebrating this Thanksgiving safely? Share a photo in our comments.

11/25/2020
Thank you!

Every year, the American Lung Association funds the best and the brightest in medical and scientific research to drive innovation, discover the unknown, and improve the lives of those living with lung disease.

Some of these researchers would like to say THANK YOU for your generous support of this life-saving research. Lung.org/research-team

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a public health crisis nationwide. We are devoted to providing trusted, up-to-date info...
11/23/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a public health crisis nationwide. We are devoted to providing trusted, up-to-date information to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and support affected individuals. Here are some answers to your most pressing questions about the pandemic over the last week. https://bit.ly/36sjfuw

Our LUNG FORCE Expo is going virtual! This day-long program is designed to help healthcare professionals learn about the...
11/19/2020

Our LUNG FORCE Expo is going virtual! This day-long program is designed to help healthcare professionals learn about the latest trends in research, treatments and recommendations for lung cancer, COPD, and other lung diseases. CEUs available! Register by December 1st to receive early bird pricing: https://bit.ly/32jxOPD

Today, we released our 3rd annual #StateOfLungCancer report, which evaluates key lung cancer measures throughout the U.S...
11/17/2020

Today, we released our 3rd annual #StateOfLungCancer report, which evaluates key lung cancer measures throughout the U.S. including new cases, survival, early diagnosis, surgical treatment, lack of treatment and screening rates. And for the first time, the 2020 "State of Lung Cancer" report explores the lung cancer burden among racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels. Find out how your state compares at Lung.org/solc #LCAM

November is COPD Awareness Month. More than 16 million people in the U.S. are living with COPD. People often assume bein...
11/12/2020

November is COPD Awareness Month. More than 16 million people in the U.S. are living with COPD. People often assume being short of breath is a normal part of getting older, but it’s not. Learn the signs and symptoms of COPD and see if you are at risk: http://bit.ly/32V1nFp

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of quality & affordable healthcare. In our latest blog, check out how the ACA he...
11/10/2020

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of quality & affordable healthcare. In our latest blog, check out how the ACA helped Tim S., who has asthma, get covered. Healthcare coverage is critical- sign up today! https://bit.ly/3kTdnQH

During November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, join LUNG FORCE to raise awareness of the #1 cancer killer- lung cancer. ...
11/02/2020

During November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, join LUNG FORCE to raise awareness of the #1 cancer killer- lung cancer. Learn more at LUNGFORCE.org #LCAM

If you or a loved one has lung cancer, you’re invited to join us for the Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup on November ...
10/29/2020

If you or a loved one has lung cancer, you’re invited to join us for the Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup on November 10th. You will hear speakers from a variety of fields present on topics such as:
✔️Living with Lung Cancer in the time of COVID-19
✔️Navigating Lung Cancer Clinical Trials during COVID-19
✔️The future of treatment for EGFR, ALK, ROS-1, and KRAS-positive lung cancer and more. https://bit.ly/31vqbVV

Over the past several decades, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has had both discouraging setbacks and victorious milestones....
10/26/2020

Over the past several decades, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has had both discouraging setbacks and victorious milestones. Today, we are honored to hear our colleagues, volunteers and friends as they share their stories on coming out and what LGBTQ+ History Month means to them. https://bit.ly/3jfn2zD

Much like COVID-19, you are at higher risk of developing complications if you have COPD or some other lung diseases if y...
10/22/2020

Much like COVID-19, you are at higher risk of developing complications if you have COPD or some other lung diseases if you get the flu. Although flu vaccination cannot prevent COVID-19, it will reduce flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and death. Lung.org/flu

Nearly 8,000 kids start vaping every day. Parents can find information and conversation tips for talking to their kids a...
10/20/2020

Nearly 8,000 kids start vaping every day. Parents can find information and conversation tips for talking to their kids at Lung.org/end-youth-vaping

Flu season is right around the corner and the best way to prevent getting influenza is by getting a flu shot. Talk to yo...
10/15/2020

Flu season is right around the corner and the best way to prevent getting influenza is by getting a flu shot. Talk to your healthcare provider about protecting yourself and others from the flu by getting a vaccination. Lung.org/flu

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we're proud to recognize Latino Connection. They were instrumental in ensuring the succe...
10/13/2020

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we're proud to recognize Latino Connection. They were instrumental in ensuring the success of our Tobacco Resistance Unit by recruiting enthusiastic youth to take part in this tobacco prevention and cessation program. https://bit.ly/3kmn49L

With numerous products and resources on the market, quitting tobacco can seem like an impossible task for many smokers. ...
10/08/2020

With numerous products and resources on the market, quitting tobacco can seem like an impossible task for many smokers. However, a recent study done by Dr. David Cooke showed the long-term effectiveness of a free quitline. https://bit.ly/2RYct8T

The phrase “restrictions in place until we have a vaccine” has become a common statement when announcing social distanci...
10/06/2020

The phrase “restrictions in place until we have a vaccine” has become a common statement when announcing social distancing measures. Register now for our next COVID-19 Town Hall Series titled COVID-19 and Vaccines: Clinical Trials, Immunity and Immunization. https://bit.ly/2Sfsp6G

During our Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight Series, we recognize one of our many outstanding LUNG FORCE heroes, Nancy V...
10/01/2020

During our Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight Series, we recognize one of our many outstanding LUNG FORCE heroes, Nancy V., a lung cancer survivor and champion for lung health. https://bit.ly/3kmn49L

This school year, through our End the Youth Epidemic campaign, we aim to provide you, your students, your school and you...
09/29/2020

This school year, through our End the Youth Epidemic campaign, we aim to provide you, your students, your school and your community with effective tools to create a healthier, tobacco-free future for our kids. National Director Michelle writes why she’s excited for the launch of this campaign in our newest blog post. https://bit.ly/2ZrI1bo

09/26/2020
#Act4Impact

Tune into #Act4Impact hosted by Queen Latifah, the American Lung Association’s first-ever livestream benefit. Bringing together entertainment and health, the live event will feature celebrity talent alongside scientists, frontline healthcare workers and people impacted by COVID-19, to spotlight the ongoing healthcare disparities across Black and Latinx communities during this pandemic.
The growing list of celebrities, entertainment talent, and musicians include: Ruth B, Harry Connick Jr, Laura Dern, Jimmy Fallon, Fitz of the Tantrums, Whoopi Goldberg, JoJo, Joshua Jay, Padma Lakshmi, Katharine McPhee, Kelis, MILCK, Bob Odenkirk, Keke Palmer, Questlove, Adam Rippon, Luka Sabbat, Scarypoolparty, The Second City, Rob Thomas, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, X Ambassadors and more!
All funds from the event will go directly to the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative which is helping to protect the lung health of all Americans, especially in underserved Black and Latinx communities. Don’t wait, you can make a donation now by clicking below
https://www.facebook.com/donate/1724147541077600

09/25/2020
#Act4Impact

Tune into #Act4Impact hosted by Queen Latifah, the American Lung Association’s first-ever livestream benefit. Bringing together entertainment and health, the live event will feature celebrity talent alongside scientists, frontline healthcare workers and people impacted by COVID-19, to spotlight the ongoing healthcare disparities across Black and Latinx communities during this pandemic.
The growing list of celebrities, entertainment talent, and musicians include: Ruth B, Harry Connick Jr, Laura Dern, Jimmy Fallon, Fitz of the Tantrums, Whoopi Goldberg, JoJo, Joshua Jay, Padma Lakshmi, Katharine McPhee, Kelis, MILCK, Bob Odenkirk, Keke Palmer, Questlove, Adam Rippon, Luka Sabbat, Scarypoolparty, The Second City, Rob Thomas, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, X Ambassadors and more!
All funds from the event will go directly to the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative which is helping to protect the lung health of all Americans, especially in underserved Black and Latinx communities. Don’t wait, you can make a donation now by clicking below
https://www.facebook.com/donate/1724147541077600

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The American Lung Association of the Southeast is dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of lung disease, the third leading cause of death in the United States. We work to prevent, control and cure lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, influenza and pneumonia, and we fight for tobacco control and clean air through education, research and advocacy. We are aware that lung diseases and breathing problems are the leading causes of infant deaths in the United States today, and asthma is the leading serious chronic childhood illness. Lung disease death rates continue to increase while other leading causes of death have declined. The American Lung Association has long funded vital research on the causes of and treatments for lung disease. We are the foremost defender of the Clean Air Act and laws that protect citizens from secondhand smoke and other environmental air pollution. The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. The American Lung Association of the Southeast serves the communities of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina --------------------------------------------------------------------- We will breathe easier when the air in every American community is clean and healthy. We will breathe easier when people are free from the addictive grip of tobacco and the debilitating effects of lung disease We will breathe easier when the air in our public spaces and workplaces is clear of secondhand smoke. We will breathe easier when children no longer battle airborne poisons or fear an asthma attack Until then, we are fighting for air. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer: The American Lung Association’s page is not intended to provide medical advice or treatment. Only your healthcare provider can do that. The American Lung Association recommends that you consult your healthcare provider regarding your personal health matters. This page is intended to provide a forum for discussion, and the content provided by those other than the Lung Association does not represent the opinions or positions of the American Lung Association.

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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(205) 968-2266

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What is the local office phone number? I called the number on this page and its disconnected. I called the national number and someone picked up, started laughing and then hung up. Just trying to get some information, please.