Think of three people close to you. One of them is likely to be affected by lung disease in their lifetime. There are over 30 different types of lung disease currently impacting one in four men, women and children across Australia.It is our nation’s second leading cause of death, taking more lives than dementia and diabetes, yet it receives very little publicity, funding, research or support.There is currently no cure for the majority of lung diseases and the impact on the lives of those affected is devastating. This is only intensified by the unfair stigma associated with lung disease which contributes to significant delays in diagnosis and inadequate access to treatment and care. Lung disease is one of the highest health burdens in our country. More needs to be done. It’s time for tackling lung disease to be a national health priority.
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.
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.
Bold | be proactive and take risks that achieve our Mission.
Entrepreneurial | be focused on outcomes.
Fair | be equitable and work in the interests 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.
- 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.