Your CHEST Foundation: Supporting Communities During COVID-19
The entire world has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, yet many of our most vulnerable continue to suffer in silence. The CHEST Foundation is diligently working to help give voice to these all-too-often isolated and forgotten patients. Make a donation today, and help those who need it most: our family, friends, neighbors, and those most vulnerable to this devastating disease.
In addition to providing reliable and educational resources that address COVID-19 for both clinicians and patients, the CHEST Foundation is:
- Launching a series of public service announcement videos to empower patients and caregivers living with COPD and interstitial lung disease by providing information on necessary skills, such as cleaning medical equipment, and helping them stay safe and healthy while coping with isolation;
- Partnering with AMITA Health in Chicago to bring telehealth opportunities to patients and support groups; and
- Providing grant funding, in partnership with the Feldman Family Foundation, that supports projects such as providing supplies and groceries to patients and caregivers, expediting training and the means to get caregivers to NYC, and providing needed technology to continue hosting support group meetings in local communities.
The CHEST Foundation has rebranded and relaunched its website in an effort to make it more user-friendly, patient-focused, and clinician-centered. We’ve upgraded our current content, written new pieces, and carefully curated a complete collection of tools that will help patients, caregivers, and clinicians better navigate the complexities of lung disease. Information on all of the content previously listed can be found on the CHEST Foundation’s website at chestfoundation.org.
OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE AT ITS FINEST
Can a community service award represent a set of career defining principles? Can it motivate others to be more altruistic and embody one’s commitment to social responsibility?
9 MINUTE READ
COVID-19 SHEDS LIGHT ON IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANTS
As COVID-19 continues to impact every aspect of our daily lives, the importance of our community service work has become more apparent than ever before.
3 MINUTE READ
MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE PATIENT AT A TIME
On a hot summer day in Chicago, the Daley Plaza was littered with booths from the CHEST Foundation’s Lung Health Experience event – each one manned buy a nurse, respiratory therapist, or pulmonologist ready to perform complimentary spirometry tests.
5 MINUTE READ
FINDING THE RIGHT OXYGEN AND DELIVERY SYSTEM CAN BE CHALLENGING
Imagine having your freedom taken away because you were prescribed the wrong medical equipment. Unfortunately, that’s the reality that so many oxygen-dependent patients face on a daily basis.
5 MINUTE READ
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