American Lung Association News for March 21, 2024: How to Improve Children's Health

Health and Fitness

March 21, 2024

How the Transition to Electric Vehicles Benefits Children’s Health

The American Lung Association has released “Boosting Health for Children: Benefits of Zero?Emission Transportation and Electricity,” a new report detailing the significant health benefits a transition to zero?emission vehicles would have on kids' health.

According to the report, the transition to zero?emission transportation would prevent up to:

  • 2.79 million pediatric asthma attacks
  • 147,000 pediatric acute bronchitis cases
  • more than 4.5 million pediatric respiratory symptoms
  • 508 infant mortality deaths

Get informed: Electric Vehicles and Kids’ Health: 6 Things to Know

Take action: Tell the EPA to finalize emissions standards.

Has Your Asthma Medication Been Discontinued?

In December of 2023, GSK stopped manufacturing Flovent, a popular controller medication used by millions of children and adults living with asthma. We asked pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Christy Sadreameli to share how she’s been helping families and patients navigate the process of finding a replacement medication. Read Dr. Sadreameli’s insights and learn more about the unequal burden of asthma in the Black community.

Lung Cancer Advocacy: 3 Things You Can Do

Yesterday LUNG FORCE Heroes from across the country met with members of Congress to advocate for early detection and treatments for lung cancer. Here are 3 things you can do to help boost their message to lawmakers.

Why We Need Supplemental Oxygen Reform

This month the Lung Association released a new COPD Trends Brief, which details the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on families across the U.S. The widespread impact and heavy burden of COPD makes the need for supplemental oxygen reform all the more urgent. Read about the recently introduced legislation: Supplemental Oxygen Access Reform (SOAR) Act.

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Women at the Forefront of Lung Health History

In March during Women’s History Month and throughout the year we honor and celebrate the accomplishments of women in the field of lung health research, including these three rising stars awarded grants from the Lung Association, who are paving the way for future generations of women researchers. Read more.
A Nationally Recognized Partnership Reducing Asthma Hospitalizations
Celebrating its 20th year, the Lung Association’s Enhancing Asthma Care program is reducing hospitalizations by 47% and emergency room visits by 37% for people with asthma in participating clinics. The Lung Association strongly encourages existing clinics that serve both pediatric and adult patients to take advantage of this free program. Learn more and sign up at Lung.org/EnhancingAsthmaCare.
The Tax Benefits of QCD Giving
You can make a lasting difference for the millions of Americans affected by lung disease with a gift from your IRA. If you are 70 ½ or older, you may be eligible to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to the American Lung Association and avoid paying income taxes on your donation. Learn more.