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Better Lung Health Starts Now

When it comes to crushing lung disease, we all have to work together. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to become the bridge builders between patients, their caregivers, and the health-care professionals who treat them. From educational resources to community support, your journey toward better lung health starts here.

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Foundation addresses health disparities across US

Did you know that minorities are three times more likely to die of COVID-19 than white Americans? In a bold new initiative to build trust, identify barriers, and promote health care access for all, the CHEST Foundation Listening Tour is shedding light on these staggering statistics. Learn more about the places we visited and what we learned.

ILD Resources: navigating your journey

Receiving an ILD diagnosis is life-changing. Between choosing your care team, researching your treatment options, and learning how to navigate your day-to-day activities, life can quickly seem overwhelming. That’s where we can help. Our resources and patient guide are designed to help guide you on your journey towards a longer, more fulfilling life.

Meeting of a San Antonio ILD support group

COVID-19 mental health PSA

COVID-19 has brought a new set of challenges to anyone suffering from a lung condition, especially for those in isolation. That’s why we created a video to show you practical ways in which you can maintain good mental health. From finding a community of support to seeking professional help, this video offers tips to help you feel less alone.

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Celebrating CHEST Foundation’s 25th Anniversary 

In 1996, the CHEST Foundation was founded on the premise of delivering grants to our members. Now, on our 25th year anniversary, we’re venturing into a new era of philanthropic work. Join us as we remember our past and look forward to our future. Be sure to follow #CHESTFoundation25 on social to stay in the loop. 

Revolutionizing the future of lung health

Whether it’s your cousin, your grandma, or your friend, we bet you know somebody who has been affected by lung disease. As the third-leading cause of death in the United States, you’re unfortunately likely to know someone. Through research, education, and outreach, we’re hoping to shift that statistic.

Working with the best physicians on behalf of patients

In an ideal health-care situation, there would be a direct link between what patients are experiencing in the real world and what physicians are prescribing in their exam rooms. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. As the patient-focused philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians, we are in a unique position to change that.

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    The physicians who collaborate with us, the ones who are guiding and informing our work, are the same physicians who are treating patients on a daily basis. Why is this so important? We believe that the health-care professionals who regularly listen to the struggles and celebrate the triumphs of their patients are the same physicians who will best serve a wider audience—our audience.

    Having a meaningful connection to these physicians enables us to create patient-education tools and toolkits that are data driven and timely. More importantly, it enables us to create user-friendly and relevant content.

    As bridge builders, we see this connection as an opportunity to elevate the relationship between patients and physicians. Our goal is to ensure that anyone affected by lung disease has the tools, resources, and confidence they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

Beating lung disease is our business. Helping you do it is our passion.

From Texas to Tanzania, our mission is to revolutionize lung health by awarding millions of dollars in grants for clinical research, community outreach events, and comprehensive patient-education tools.