Lung Foundation Australia plays an important role in advocating for greater effort and resources into promoting lung health and advocating for those affected by lung disease.
The community is well aware of the messages to protect their heart health, their skin health and their breast health. Greater effort must go into communicating the important message about protecting lung health.
The Lung Foundation also advocates for better access to evidence-based programs for those with lung disease.
Treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Australia and New Zealand
A position statement from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Lung Foundation Australia
Lung Foundation Australia and The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) have endorsed the position statement which highlights the current evidence for the treatment of IPF, with particular application
to the Australian and New Zealand population. The paper also considers areas in which evidence is currently lacking, especially with regard to the broader IPF severity spectrum and treatment of co-morbid conditions. The
utility of non-pharmacological therapies including pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen as well as symptom management thought to be important in the holistic care of IPF patients are also discussed.
The Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) multidisciplinary meeting Position Statement
A position statement from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Lung Foundation Australia*
Lung Foundation Australia and The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) have endorsed the position statement on the use of multidisciplinary meetings to improve diagnostic accuracy in interstitial lung disease (ILD).
The position paper reviews the evidence for the use of the multidisciplinary meeting (MDM) in ILD and suggest an approach to its governance and constitution, in an attempt to provide a standard methodology that could be applied across Australia and New Zealand.
Improving outcomes for Australians living with lung cancer – A Call To Action
We must act now. Lung Foundation Australia has identified four areas where some of the most significant obstacles facing a person with lung cancer must be addressed:
- Reduce the stigma of lung cancer.
- Prioritise early detection efforts where cure is most likely to be achieved, including identifying and implementing an effective national screening strategy.
- Improve access to best practice care for people with lung cancer whoever they are and wherever they live.
- Increase research funding targeted to lung cancer to improve health outcomes.
Lung Foundation Australia calls on funders, policy makers, clinicians, other stakeholders and the wider community to help us improve outcomes for those who are currently battling lung cancer and for those who will be diagnosed with lung cancer in years to come.
On 12th October, Lung Foundation Australia will be hosting a Parliamentary Friends event where support raised for our campaign will be presented to the Government.
Support our application to MSAC for Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Medicare
Lung Foundation Australia has asked the Australian Government for Medicare subsidies for:
- Pulmonary rehabilitation programs
- Follow-up pulmonary maintenance exercise programs (such as Lungs in Action)
If our application is successful, patients who have COPD and other chronic lung diseases will have greater access to these vital programs.
Click the link below to read Lung Foundation Australia’s Position Statements:
Click the link below to read public submissions: