Why the Burden of Pneumococcal Disease is Underestimated and Misunderstood: Implications for Public Health Planning
In 2017-18, pneumonia led to 138,485 emergency department visits across Canada. It was the ninth leading cause of a trip to the ER.
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When combined with other public health measures, wearing a mask can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Lung health starts now!
Meet the Lung Health Foundation
The Lung Health Foundation is dedicated to ending gaps in the prevention, diagnosis, and care of lung disease in Canada. We invest in the future by driving groundbreaking research, and we give patients and their families the programs and support they need today.
Lung health starts now!
More than one million Canadians are living with COPD and don’t know it
Have you read our whitepaper, Helping the Missing Million?
Our initial findings show that more awareness around chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including its risk factors and symptoms, is a gap that urgently needs to be filled.
The final outcomes of Helping the Missing Million, which includes a national and provincial scorecard, will allow the Lung Health Foundation to better shape an environment that will support improved diagnosis and treatment for those living with COPD.
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Take Action As An Advocate
Help us light a fire under policy makers to ensure that lung health is made a top priority and given the funding it deserves. By signing petitions, emailing your MP, or attending events, you can help blow away the obstacles that stand in the way of better breathing.
Supporting those with lung Disease
Our narrowed focus is on filling the gaps around COPD, Lung Cancer, and Asthma. Working hand in hand with healthcare professionals we have developed a plethora of resources to help Canadians breathe easier.
Finding Future Solutions
With your support the Lung Health Foundation continues to fund some of the smartest minds around as they work tirelessly to transform people’s lives. Breathtaking stuff.
We’re taking a unique approach using all the technology available to us to reach out to Canadians from all age groups in an effort to build awareness around Asthma, COPD, and Lung Cancer.
When Bev Black took a drag on her first cigarette back in 1964, she was oblivious to the risks. After all, just about everyone smoked in those days…
It was in the workplace, in restaurants, at the movie theatre and even in the hospitals. By the time she quit smoking the damage had already been done. As a COPD patient who has also been struck down a few times with pneumonia, the quality of Bev’s life, like millions of others, has been severely compromised.