Our Mission

We are the patient-focused philanthropic arm for the American College of Chest Physicians, and we are on a mission to champion lung health.

Our tenets: access, empowerment and research

We provide millions of dollars in grants for clinical research studies and community outreach events, and we collaborate with physicians to create the most comprehensive patient-education tools you can find. We strive to give health-care professionals, patients, and caregivers opportunities to come together, give back, and advocate for change. Together, we can all become champions of lung health.

Access: Navigating the complexities of lung disease can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a newly diagnosed patient or caregiver. That’s why we’re dedicated to giving you access to the information you need most. Between our toolkits, resource pages, and lung health library, all of our patient-education tools were designed to impact the quality of care you receive.

Empowerment: We give patients the tools they need to have a better working relationship with their clinician. Whether that means discussing your medication options, exploring alternative treatments, or asking to see a specialist, our goal is to empower patients and their caregivers to make the best decisions they can.

Research: Every year, we give more than $500,000 to clinical researchers to help find a cure or better treatment pathway for lung disease. However, to truly fulfill our mission, we also need to allocate our support to the health and well-being of people who need help now. Although each area is equally important, can we really do both? Can we impact the lives of patients and caregivers who are suffering today while promising them a better tomorrow? That’s what we’re dedicated to finding out.

About our research

We need to know how our resources can help inform and empower patients to achieve better health outcomes and how our research can be used to change the way health-care professionals are treating them. Answering these questions will help us understand how we can affect real change. Once we know that, we can truly begin to create better, more powerful tools. By using our research in this way—a more meaningful way—we can make a palpable difference in the lives of our patients and their caregivers. That’s what we’re truly passionate about.

Why come here?

By tapping into our network 20,000 experts, we are bringing you the most comprehensive health information on the market. Our evidence-based research is written by specialists who treat complex lung conditions on a daily basis and who understand the intricacies of pulmonary disease.

Our mission in action

By awarding more than $500,000 in grants every year, we have provided almost $10 million worldwide to programs that advance lung health by recognizing outstanding projects in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. You can help advance our mission by making a donation today.

Access our resources now

Whether it’s hot-topic articles, cutting-edge research studies, or extensive disease-state compilations, we deliver proprietary information that you can’t find anywhere else, making us your go-to resource when it comes to lung health.

You are not alone. Millions of people are affected by lung disease around the world.

While it’s normal to feel anxious, or even self-conscious, about your own diagnosis, it’s important to remember that there are many people who feel the exact same way as you do. By emailing us, we can help you find the support you need.