Lung Foundation Australia is the only national charity dedicated to supporting anyone with a lung disease. We are a national first point-of-call for patients, their families, carers, health professionals and the general community.
We ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia by:
We rely on donations, membership, bequests, grants, business and industry support. People’s generous gifts mean we can continue to deliver these important services for all in Australia.
Lung Health Alliance
The Lung Health Alliance is a collective of national respiratory not-for-profit organisations working together to improve the lung health of individuals and communities in Australia and to contribute to the global effort for lung health.
The members of the alliance include:
Calendar & Events
CLICK for calendar updates on events & education seminars in Australia.
PAH News - May 2017 Release new PAH patient guide
We are thrilled to include this great new resource in the "Better Living Series" from the peak body for lung health, the Lung Foundation Australia.
This new comprehensive and easy to understand booklet, Better Living with PAH was proudly funded through Actelion pharmaceuticals and written in conjunction with PHSANZ and supported by several PH support networks in Australia. We are pleased to present this booklet as part of a series on living better with lung disease that now includes Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. This booklet is easy to read and understand and gives the new and existing patient an opportunity to really understand the definitions and disease process of PAH. We highly recommend this resource to the community.
You can go online (below) to download, or contact us or the LFA for your own copy.
Better Living with PAH Booklet - Fact Sheet on PAH
CLICK HERE for the full story on Maree Bouwer (above) & her story about Pneumonia with PH.
Have the CHAT with your patients this winter
Lung Foundation Australia’s winter campaign, Have the CHAT, encourages people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to stay well and out of hospital. This is a great opportunity to remind your patients about the symptoms of an exacerbation (flare-up of symptoms), including:
Coughing more than usual
Harder to breathe than usual
Any change in sputum (phlegm) colour and/or volume
Tired more than usual (less active)
We have developed a suite of evidence-based resources to support health professionals in timely identification and management of COPD exacerbation's. Click here to access the resources.
Conferences & Events
The Australian Rare Lung Disease Short Course (ARLDSC) offers a unique educational environment that inspires participants to achieve even greater national and international recognition for Australia’s excellence in the field of rare lung disease. The two day course will be held on the 18th – 19th August at the Parkroyal Darling Harbour Sydney. Held in conjunction with the ARLDSC is a patient education seminar on the 19th August. This will provide the latest evidence-based information and practical tips to help rare lung disease patients and cares manage symptons, and improve overall quality of life.
The Australia and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines
Pulmonary rehabilitation is considered a key component of the management of people with COPD and has been shown to reduce symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue, improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and may reduce hospital read missions after an exacerbation. Typically pulmonary rehabilitation comprises exercise training to increase functional capacity and education to help improve knowledge of disease and self-management.
The Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the practice of PR specific to Australian and New Zealand healthcare contexts. This document provides a summary version of the Guidelines for clinicians and policy makers.
CLICK for the Australian & New Zealand Pulmonary Rehab Guidelines
CLICK for the Australian & New Zealand Pulmonary Summary of Evidence
Research into lung disease
What is Lung Foundation Australia doing?
Please note that these are our respiratory awards and our thoracic oncology/lung cancer awards will open on World Lung Cancer Day, 1st August 2017.
Applications open: Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Applications close: Monday, 25th September 2017 - 5pm ESDT
Notifications of outcome: Thursday, 30th November
Lung Foundation Australia invites applications from medical and scientific researchers for the following awards:
Glenda Colburn General Manager - Research