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Interstitial lung disease

Lung Foundation Australia has a range of evidence-based services and resources that will enable your patients to better understand and manage their condition. Our services and resources are designed to support clinical treatment plans and help drive optimal health outcomes.

Discussing these resources with your patients can be a helpful way to raise and discuss their needs at each phase of their ILD diagnosis and care journey. Please click the button below to visit our patient pages for the full suite of educational and support resources for patients.

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Patient resources

Lung Foundation Australia and the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis have partnered to develop an extensive and growing suite of freely available educational resources and webinars for patients living with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). The resource hub has been curated and thoroughly reviewed by an expert panel to include international resources relevant to Australians impacted by ILD.

Information and support

Information and Support Centre

Lung Foundation Australia’s Information and Support Centre team provides guidance, information and connects patients to relevant and valuable support services. Our services are designed to support clinical treatment plans and help patients better understand and manage their condition. This free and confidential service is available Monday to Friday 8am – 4.30pm (AEST) (excl. public holidays) via 1800 654 301 (option 3). Please note that this service does not offer medical or treatment advice.

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Support services and programs

Peer support

Lung Foundation Australia’s peer support programs enable meaningful connection for patients and carers across a range of different lung conditions, including ILD. Patients and carers can connect through different modes of peer support including virtual and face to face groups, as well as a one-on-one telephone support program. Find out more and encourage your patients to submit an expression of interest or download your free peer support referral pack.

HP referral pack: Referral Pack Survey (

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Exercise programs

Research has shown that exercising is highly beneficial for people living with chronic lung disease. Find out more about pulmonary rehabilitation and Lungs in Action programs. Use the interactive map to find a location near you. 

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