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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Wondering about Asthma and COVID?  Read “COVID-19 Myth Busting with Dr. Juanita Mora” https://bit.ly/2VxUCbt
05/27/2020

Wondering about Asthma and COVID? Read “COVID-19 Myth Busting with Dr. Juanita Mora” https://bit.ly/2VxUCbt

This Memorial Day, we remember our fallen heroes and honor the ultimate sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom...
05/25/2020

This Memorial Day, we remember our fallen heroes and honor the ultimate sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom. #MemorialDay

The 1918 influenza global pandemic had three waves of infections, with the second wave being the most severe. As we navi...
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1918 Flu & COVID-19: A Tale of Two Pandemics

The 1918 influenza global pandemic had three waves of infections, with the second wave being the most severe. As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, history has provided a playbook and an opportunity to learn from the past. Read more about lessons we can use to help temper future waves of COVID-19 infections and deaths in our blog post: https://bit.ly/2Tne74Y

The American Lung Association blog gives you the chance to hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

05/19/2020
Severe Asthma

Of the more than 25 million people in the U.S. living with asthma, about 5-10% suffer from severe asthma. It’s important to work with your healthcare provider to discuss medication use, inhalation techniques and avoiding asthma triggers to assess your asthma control. Learn more about symptoms and access resources for you and your healthcare provider by visiting Lung.org/severe-asthma.

“The more we can support one another and work through our feelings of isolation and anxiety together, the better we will...
05/15/2020

“The more we can support one another and work through our feelings of isolation and anxiety together, the better we will be equipped to prepare for opening-up our communities safely.” Courtney reflects on her family’s COVID-19 diagnosis in our new blog post and how they are moving forward. https://bit.ly/3bB07uw

05/14/2020

The American Lung Association is offering a web-based Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training, with a live virtual skill building training on Wednesday, June 3 from 1PM-4PM. Do you or someone you know want to help others quit tobacco for good? Register or share today to become a Freedom From Smoking facilitator.

Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) is designed to offer the group support and encouragement many need to quit smoking for good. FFS is an 8-session program, conducted over 7 weeks, and uses an addiction-based model to help smokers understand their addiction and ways to quit tobacco for good.

At the end of this training, newly trained facilitators will receive ongoing technical assistance and support for conducting Freedom from Smoking® cessation clinics with adult participants. As a Freedom from Smoking® facilitator, you will provide smokers with a comprehensive, behavior modification program that uses group interaction and support.

Register today. Space is limited. Registration closes Wednesday, May 27. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. For more information about becoming a Freedom from Smoking® facilitator or to register for the class, please visit Lung.org or contact Ateya Wilson at 205-644-8799 or [email protected]

People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.  COVID-19 can affect you...
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People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease. Make sure to fill all of your medications and follow your Action Plan. https://bit.ly/2yFzSp1

Employees should be able to breathe easy while on the job, but worksites with poor air quality put them at risk. See wha...
05/11/2020

Employees should be able to breathe easy while on the job, but worksites with poor air quality put them at risk. See what you can do to make your workplace more lung-friendly. http://bit.ly/2ZhEFpI

May is Asthma Awareness Month. Did you know asthma can be diagnosed at any time in one's life? While there is no cure fo...
05/07/2020

May is Asthma Awareness Month. Did you know asthma can be diagnosed at any time in one's life? While there is no cure for asthma, it can be managed by working with a healthcare provider to develop a plan to avoid asthma triggers and use medication properly. Asthma is a chronic disease that is episodic, meaning that it can come and go. https://bit.ly/3ePFnSI

05/06/2020
National Nurse Day

On #NationalNursesDay, we honor all the nurses who work tirelessly every day to protect and take care of us. Thank you for all that you do.

Today is Giving Tuesday Now and we want to thank all of you, our supporters. Your on-going support makes our $25M initia...
05/05/2020

Today is Giving Tuesday Now and we want to thank all of you, our supporters. Your on-going support makes our $25M initiative to end COVID-19 possible! We hope you will consider a small donation to support these efforts!
https://bit.ly/2VJlrcE

#GivingTuesdayNow is on May 5. Consider supporting our COVID-19 Action Initiative! Every gift will help support our effo...
05/04/2020
Donate - American Lung Association

#GivingTuesdayNow is on May 5. Consider supporting our COVID-19 Action Initiative! Every gift will help support our efforts to stop COVID-19 in its tracks and take important precautionary measures to protect public health from future respiratory virus pandemics. You can make your gift today. https://bit.ly/2VJlrcE

Help support our COVID-19 Action Initiative! Your tax-deductible gift will help our efforts to stop COVID-19 in its tracks and take important precautionary measures to protect public health from future respiratory virus pandemics.

04/30/2020
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

#SarcoidosisAwarenessMonth #DidYouKnow: There may be multiple symptoms that could help with a #sarcoidosis diagnosis. Find questions to your doctor at Lung.org/sarcoidosis

The American Lung Association is offering a web-based Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training, with a live virtual sk...
04/29/2020
American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is offering a web-based Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training, with a live virtual skill building training on Wednesday, June 3 from 1PM-4PM. Do you or someone you know want to help others quit tobacco for good? Register or share today to become a Freedom From Smoking facilitator.

Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) is designed to offer the group support and encouragement many need to quit smoking for good. FFS is an 8-session program, conducted over 7 weeks, and uses an addiction-based model to help smokers understand their addiction and ways to quit tobacco for good.

At the end of this training, newly trained facilitators will receive ongoing technical assistance and support for conducting Freedom from Smoking® cessation clinics with adult participants. As a Freedom from Smoking® facilitator, you will provide smokers with a comprehensive, behavior modification program that uses group interaction and support.

The three modules are available online on-demand after registration and must be completed prior to the live web-based facilitator skill builder workshop:
• Module 1: Tobacco Basics (40 minutes)
• Module 2: How to Help People Quit (60 minutes)
• Module 3: Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training (3 hours)
• Live web-based Facilitator Skill Builder Workshop on May 29, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 hours)

The fee covers the facilitator training workshop and the following:
• Facilitator training
• Facilitator manual
• Sample participant workbook
• Certificate of completion
• Access to FFS Facilitator website

To become a facilitator a person must:
• Be tobacco free for a minimum of 12 months (including hookah and electronic products)
• Be comfortable conducting group programs
• Successfully complete the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator Training

Register today. Space is limited. Registration closes Wednesday, May 27. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. For more information about becoming a Freedom from Smoking® facilitator or to register for the class, please visit Lung.org or contact Ateya Wilson at 205-644-8799 or [email protected]

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.

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04/29/2020

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After quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test, Dr. David Hill is back to work.  Read how quickly his hospital changed to...
04/23/2020

After quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test, Dr. David Hill is back to work. Read how quickly his hospital changed to address the increasing COVID-19 pandemic and how he sees misinformation spreading as fast as the virus. https://bit.ly/2yl9AZa

Breathing too much #airpollution can be fatal. Check out the report card on the air quality here in Alabama at Lung.org/...
04/22/2020

Breathing too much #airpollution can be fatal. Check out the report card on the air quality here in Alabama at Lung.org/SOTA #StateOfTheAir

04/21/2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, which has led to dramatic improvements in air quality over its history. However, the work is far from over. Today, our newly released 2020 “State of the Air” report shows that air pollution and climate change impact the health of nearly half of Americans across the country. Find out how states compare at Lung.org/SOTA

Respiratory therapist Scott Cerreta shares his experience working in Navajo Nation as his caseload of COVID-19 patients ...
04/16/2020

Respiratory therapist Scott Cerreta shares his experience working in Navajo Nation as his caseload of COVID-19 patients went from 1 to 321 in a matter of weeks. The end of March brought the much-needed relief and support from the Army National Guard. Read on for our latest in our blog series From the Frontlines: https://bit.ly/2XEkeoo

Together we can defend the air we breathe. With your help, we advocate for strong protections to ensure clean, healthy a...
04/14/2020
Donate - American Lung Association

Together we can defend the air we breathe. With your help, we advocate for strong protections to ensure clean, healthy air for all to breathe. During Giving Week, learn how your tax-deductible donation today will go twice as far to support healthy air initiatives that will reduce lung disease. https://bit.ly/2ybeGXQ

Your tax-deductible donation today will go twice as far to support healthy air initiatives that will reduce lung disease.

Today is the first day of our Giving Week. For over 115 years we have led the way to healthy lungs for all Americans wit...
04/13/2020
Donate - American Lung Association

Today is the first day of our Giving Week. For over 115 years we have led the way to healthy lungs for all Americans with our pioneering model combining research, education and advocacy. Today we face new lung health challenges head-on, from asthma and COVID-19 to climate change, the youth vaping epidemic and lung cancer. Donate today to DOUBLE your impact and help support lung health programs and inform people with lung disease about how to deal with COVID-19. https://bit.ly/34y5MQa

You can help us support the millions of Americans who turn to us for COVID-19 and other lung health resources. The need for current, science-based information has never been more critical.

You may have heard about 2 different COVID-19 tests in the news lately: a nasal swab and a blood test. Learn the differe...
04/13/2020

You may have heard about 2 different COVID-19 tests in the news lately: a nasal swab and a blood test. Learn the difference between these 2 types of tests, how they work, and why medical experts are cautiously hopeful in charting a path forward. https://bit.ly/2UVSTfM

There has been a lot of information in the news about the need for ventilators. Dr. Hill shares more insight into the di...
04/08/2020

There has been a lot of information in the news about the need for ventilators. Dr. Hill shares more insight into the different types of ventilators, why our hospitals need more and what we can do to help. https://bit.ly/2Rg8V1Y

04/06/2020
April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month. You may have just asked, “What is sarcoidosis?” This month, we are teaming up with the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research to help answer that question for everyone.

Sarcoidosis is associated with increased immune system activity. It commonly affects the lungs, but it can affect any organ in your body. People over the age of 20 and women are more likely to develop sarcoidosis. An overactive immune system may lead to a cough, shortness of breath, night sweats, joint pain, and fatigue. Lung.org/sarcoidosis

The need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for our healthcare providers has been in the news frequently. We checke...
04/03/2020

The need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for our healthcare providers has been in the news frequently. We checked in with Dr. MeiLan Han to understand how this is affecting her teams in our From the Frontlines blog series.

Pulmonologist and critical care physician Dr. David Hill shares his thoughts on the dangers of spreading misinformation ...
04/02/2020
From the Frontlines: Medications for COVID-19

Pulmonologist and critical care physician Dr. David Hill shares his thoughts on the dangers of spreading misinformation about COVID-19 – especially around treatment options. Read the latest from our latest From the Frontlines series. https://bit.ly/3aBbwLh

Let’s talk about treatment of patients who become sick enough to be hospitalized with COVID-19. For those of you following along at home, I will be talking science which means some of this is still uncertain because we are still learning about COVID-19.

03/31/2020
American Lung Association Vision Video

For more than 115 years, we have been the trusted champion of lung health to address various public health threats in Alabama from lung cancer and the youth vaping epidemic to air pollution and now, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our mission is relevant in today’s world more than ever and we are recommitting ourselves to that cause with a new brand identity. With this change, we want to reemphasize our commitment to breath, life and clean air – because when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.

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03/31/2020

American Lung Association in Alabama's cover photo

American Lung Association in Alabama
03/31/2020

American Lung Association in Alabama

COVID-19 is a lung infection, and the individuals we serve living with a chronic lung disease like asthma, COPD or lung ...
03/30/2020

COVID-19 is a lung infection, and the individuals we serve living with a chronic lung disease like asthma, COPD or lung cancer are at a higher risk of developing dangerous symptoms from this respiratory infection. Visit our website for important updates and to register for our weekly informational webinars with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rizzo, at Lung.org/covid19. Join us today for the next webinar in our series.

Misinformation abounds! With a near-constant influx of COVID-19 news coverage, how can you reliably separate fact from f...
03/27/2020

Misinformation abounds! With a near-constant influx of COVID-19 news coverage, how can you reliably separate fact from fiction? Having access to accurate information is particularly important for those with chronic lung conditions, such as asthma and COPD. One of our national spokespeople, allergist/immunologist Dr. Juanita Mora, clarifies many COVID-19 related asthma and COPD myths that have been circulating in response to the global pandemic. https://bit.ly/33MWH5Z

Have a question about coronavirus and lung health? Join Dr. Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, a pulmonary and critical care physic...
03/26/2020

Have a question about coronavirus and lung health? Join Dr. Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, a pulmonary and critical care physician this week (March 23 – 27) on our online support communities. He’ll be answering your questions about COVID-19 and its link to lung disease. https://bit.ly/2UvU97R

Today is the Day! We are thrilled to be celebrating our 5th annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day represented by our LUNG FORCE...
03/25/2020

Today is the Day! We are thrilled to be celebrating our 5th annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day represented by our LUNG FORCE Hero Kara, who will ask their members of Congress to support research funding at the National Institutes of Health and to ensure healthcare for patients, including those with pre-existing conditions, continues. Support their efforts! LUNGFORCE.org/AdvocacyDay #TurntheHillTurquoise

Today is World TB Day. With coronavirus (COVID-19) disrupting nearly every aspect of American life, it’s hard to think t...
03/24/2020
World TB Day – Public Health Lessons from an Old Threat

Today is World TB Day. With coronavirus (COVID-19) disrupting nearly every aspect of American life, it’s hard to think that another lung disease was once the most feared health scourge in the world. On this day, we look back to the public health lessons we learned at the turn of the century and how they can help us navigate today’s pandemic.
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The American Lung Association blog gives you the chance to hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

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1678 Montgomery Hwy, Ste 104
Birmingham, AL
35216

General information

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.

Opening Hours

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.