is the nation’s oldest voluntary health agency originally organized to fight a specific disease, that being tuberculosis. For over 100 years, the American Lung Association has been fighting lung disease through education, advocacy and research.  Lung disease, including asthma, emphysema and lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death in America.  Our mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Contributions of time, money and event sponsorships to the Lung Association help those who suffer with lung disease through these mission driven community outreach initiatives and programs.
is an elementary school education program for children with asthma. Open Airways teaches children with asthma to understand and manage their illness so they can lead more healthy and active lives.
is an asthma awareness project focusing on addressing the needs of school nurses in New Jersey who treat children with asthma. The goal of the project is to improve the care of students with asthma by increasing the number of asthma action plans and improving student self-management.
are community asthma awareness events that educate asthmatics and their caregivers on how to improve control over their asthma. The events offer information on the physiology of an asthma attack, allergies, trigger identification and control, proper used of medications, and proper use of asthma equipment such as nebulizers, spacers, inhalers and peak flow meters.
is a diverse group of organizations and individuals committed to reducing the growing burden of asthma in our state. The PACNJ works to positively impact the lives of people affected by the disease by serving as a state clearinghouse for asthma programs and services. The goal is to reach all individuals in New Jersey with the most effective methods for managing their asthma.
offer the opportunity for patients to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share their struggles. These support groups offer the tools that patients need to live the best quality of life.
The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, which in turn affect performance and achievement. EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools Kit will help ensure good indoor air quality in your school. Providing a healthy, comfortable environment is an investment in students and staff.
is a tool to help teens quit smoking. The program offers 10 sessions and 4 optional booster sessions through voluntary participation. The program is gender specific, designed and tested specifically for teens and based on solid research. Facilitator training is available for anyone interested in leading a N-O-T program.
is an 8-session group program led by experts who understand why you smoke. The program uses a positive behavioral change approach that teaches you how to become a nonsmoker for good. You’ll receive personalized assistance in developing your own quitting plan, dealing with recovery symptoms, controlling weight, managing stress through relaxation techniques that work, and learning strategies to fight those urges to smoke. Freedom From Smoking® is also available FREE online at
is a program that employs a peer-teaching model as the delivery mechanism to teach young people about tobacco use and become advocates for tobacco-free communities. Peer involvement and communication are based on face-to-face interactions and planned activities. Planned activities stimulate active participation, learning and role-playing, which provide real world, age-appropriate experiences.