The Your Voice Lung Health Adocacy Program is Australia’s only consumer led, nationally coordinated political advocacy program. Members of our Your Voice advocacy program receive ongoing training and support to engage in targeted campaign activities across our portfolio of activities in lung cancer.
We work to strengthen the lung health of all Australians and support those experiencing a lung disease, in co-operation with other for-purpose organisations, by influencing government policy and funding measures.
Everything we do is informed by our members: Australians living with a lung disease, their families and carers, and respiratory clinicians dedicated to serving their community. Our members stand with us in all advocacy activities: meeting political representatives, participating in campaigns and developing policy positions and submissions for consideration by state, territory and federal governments. Together with our members, we led the development of the Federal Government’s strategic plan for lung conditions: the National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions. This guide sets a clear benchmark for achieving stronger lung health for all Australians.
Throughout the year we campaign: to improve access to treatments and clinical care for people experiencing lung cancer and lung diseases, and for best practice and innovative preventative measures to decrease the incidence of lung disease in Australia and strengthen the health of Australians.
As Australia’s leading voice on lung health issues, we work in partnership with our members, respiratory clinicians and other experts, to develop position statements, submissions, policy and budget proposals on matters affecting the lung health of Australians.