From everyone at Respiratory Health Association, we hope you are doing well and staying safe. As COVID-19 continues to spread, we are following updates and guidance from state and local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have a number of resources to help you during this time.
Did You Know One in 13 Americans Lives with Asthma?
May is Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month. Asthma, a condition that causes difficulty breathing, affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. Those with asthma may have mild to severe symptoms including wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Knowing and avoiding triggers and having an asthma action plan to prevent or manage an episode are important steps for those with asthma to live an active, normal life.
Mia's Story: Living with Asthma During COVID-19
Taking lung health seriously is nothing new for Mia Fritsch-Anderson. Since an asthma diagnosis at the age of five, she has gotten used to taking extra precautions to avoid getting sick. Mia's asthma means even the common cold can lead to a worsening of her condition or further illness like pneumonia. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant additional challenges for Mia and her family, but she's using her own experiences to help others.
Jen Runs to Be Part of Something Powerful
For Jen Dorval, running with our Lung Power Team in the Chicago Marathon is about more than just the race. It’s to honor her sister, Dee, who passed away four years ago due to chronic asthma ⁠— and to help build a better future for everyone living with lung disease.
Help Illinois Breathe Easier by Supporting Clean Energy
As Illinois state legislators head back to Springfield this week, tell them we need a clean energy plan enacted NOW. By passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act , we could all breathe cleaner, healthier air; vastly expand green energy jobs in Illinois; keep electricity bills low; and make progress in addressing human health threats from climate change. Click below to send your legislators a message that clean air is important to you and you want them to take action now.
Your Support Brings Hope to Millions
At Respiratory Health Association, we believe in a future free of lung disease, where everyone breathes easier. Since 1906, we’ve faced the biggest lung health threats of the day – from tuberculosis to the latest threat from COVID-19. We don’t know what the future will bring, but with your support, we’ll be here to empower patients and protect the most vulnerable through education, research and policy change.
Respiratory Health Association 2020 Member Meeting
RHA members are invited to attend our online annual meeting to hear about our most recent successes and express your thoughts directly to RHA’s leadership. This year's meeting is June 26 at 10:00 am on Zoom.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
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Respiratory Health Association will continue providing updates as available. We encourage you to stay tuned to your local news for the latest in your community.
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