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Know, Plan, Protect, Connect this winter.

As the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) is being felt across the country, now more than ever it’s important to look after your lung health and general well-being.

These are uncertain times, but Lung Foundation Australia has developed a suite of campaigns to help you take care of your health in the months ahead.

Know – Arm yourself with the knowledge to stay well

Lung Health Awareness Month is a Lung Foundation Australia national campaign held in May which raises awareness about the importance of lung health and how to recognise the symptoms of lung disease. As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 campaign will focus on providing awareness and support to help people living with a lung disease or lung cancer stay as well as possible during this time.

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Plan – Come prepared this winter

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the most common cause of potentially preventable hospitalisations. Come prepared is a Lung Foundation Australia national campaign which aims to keep people with COPD stay well and out of hospital. It raises awareness of the symptoms and how to manage an COPD flare-up (exacerbation). Every flare-up does long term damage to your health and can increase your risk of death – more than a heart attack.

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Protect – Prevention is your best protection

It is more important than ever to be vaccinated against influenza and, if indicated, pneumonia. A key component of these campaigns will be encouraging Australians, particularly those at high risk, to be aware of the symptoms of influenza and pneumonia, and how to protect themselves.

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Connect to care

During these times of uncertainty, it’s important to stay connected and reach out for information and support. The Connect to Care campaign will encourage Australians living with lung disease and lung cancer to reach out to Lung Foundation Australia for trusted guidance and support.

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About Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity and leading peak body of its kind in Australia that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to those affected. Since 1990, we have been promoting lung health and early diagnosis, advocating for policy change and research investment, raising awareness about the symptoms and prevalence of lung disease and championing equitable access to treatment and care. 

Our Vision 

Lung Foundation Australia enables life-saving lung health and lung cancer research, and champions programs so that Australians with lung disease and lung cancer can live their best life. 

Our Mission 

By 2030, Lung Foundation Australia will be recognised as one of the world’s most innovative and effective lung health charities and a fearless leader of lung health and lung cancer policy, programs and research.  

Our Values 

BE FAIR 

Bold: Be proactive and take risks that achieve our Mission. 

Entrepreneurial: Be focused on outcomes.  

Fair: Be equitable and work in the interest of all our stakeholders, particularly patients and their carers 

Agile: Create positive change. 

Innovative: Be inventive to achieve our Mission.  

Respectful: Be honest and work hard every day in every way – we are funded by the community, they should expect nothing less.  

Strategic pillars 

  • Healthy lungs for all  
  • Australia’s lung health research funding incubator  
  • Impactful and meaningful lung disease programs and support  
  • Valuing our people  
  • Purposeful leadership and ethical governance. 

We rely on the generosity of the community, corporate organisations and our industry partners to continue to deliver our work. 

 

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