American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Overland Park, KS   |  http://www.lung.org
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Mission

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. Our Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Mr. Lewis A. Bartfield

Main address

8400 W. 110th St., Suite 130

Overland Park, KS 66210 USA

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Formerly known as

American Lung Association of Missouri

American Lung Association of the Central States

American Lung Association of Kansas

American Lung Association Plains Gulf Region

EIN

20-4392201

NTEE code info

Lung (G45)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Lung (H45)

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Our programs

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Asthma Programs

ALA provides asthma education in several ways: 
Open Airways for Schools-an asthma education curriculum for youth age 8-11 with asthma. This research-based program is highly interactive to teach children how to manage/control their disease.Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day workshop for healthcare professionals that provide asthma education to patients. ABC's of Asthma for Child Care Workers is a basic course for childcare workers that helps them recognize signs & symptoms of an asthma episode, identify asthma triggers, demonstrate how to use devices & administer medications & understand an Asthma Action Plan.Asthma Basics is an online learning tool that helps for adults with asthma, parents & caregivers.  Participants learn to recognize & manage asthma symptoms, identify and reduce triggers, understand the different asthma medications, demonstrate how to use medications and devices, know how to use an Asthma Action Plan, and how to respond to a breathing emergency. 

Population(s) Served

Freedom From Smoking is considered the "gold standard" smoking cessation program.  The in-person cessation clinics help smokers quit for good by using behavior modification, techniques to reduce stress, identifying smoking triggers & developing a quit plan.  The program is also available by phone, online (explained below), or through self-help workbooks.Freedom From Smoking Online - This online program is based on the in-person clinic curriculum. Participants follow the curriculum from the comfort of home and at any time of the day or night. Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training is a two-day training for community volunteers to become facilitators of the in-person tobacco cessation clinics.  The training is led by an American Lung Association certified trainer & provides volunteers with the skills needed to motivate smokers to complete the program and quit smoking.

Population(s) Served

Better Breathers Club - a support group for individuals with chronic lung disease.  It promotes self-management of COPD and other lung diseases, offers a sense of belonging and hopefulness to patients, and improves the quality of life for patients and caregivers.Facing Lung Cancer -  Support from Day One - an online tool that provides lung cancer information and support for lung cancer patients and their caregivers.  It addresses specific topics & allows users to design a customized guide to use during conversations with their care team.Lung Cancer Screening - a website helping users find out whether they should get a CT screening for lung cancer.Lung Connection Community - a website for people living with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. It provides a community in which users can share stories, tips, and support.

Population(s) Served

Lung Helpline - a toll-free number that provides free information on lung health from nurses, respiratory therapists and tobacco cessation specialists.  It provides information on lung cancer, asthma, allergies, COPD, quitting smoking, environmental health, pulmonary disease and more.Lung Action Network - a network that allows individuals to become advocates for policies that will safe lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.  Individuals can sign up to receive action items & alerts to stay informed in the ALA's efforts to communicate with decisions makers on these and other emerging health concerns.

Population(s) Served

Lung Action Network. The American Lung Association fights for policies that improve lung health, reduce tobacco use and clean up air pollution. Our public policy positions include issues such as Energy, Healthy Air, Lung Health, Occupational Health, Research and Tobacco & Health.

Population(s) Served

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Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 2006

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Over the next year, the American Lung Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City will continue our efforts from last year. Specific activities include: Fight Asthma: Offer asthma education training for school nurses; Coordinate Open Airways for Schools for elementary students with asthma; Provide access & follow-up for parents of children with asthma using Asthma Basics - an online asthma education course; and Provide asthma education & follow-up for childcare workers using ABC's of Asthma for Child Care Workers via Kansas Train. Fight Lung Disease: Organize new Better Breathers Clubs; Support existing Better Breathers Clubs; and Promote COPD and Lung Cancer patient resources. Engage in ongoing advocacy to protect healthcare coverage for thousands of Kansans. Fight Lung Cancer: Partner with Kansas Department of Health & Environment to offer Healthy Homes Assessment trainings; Offer a Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training for volunteer facilitators interested in helping smokers quit; and Provide support & materials for Freedom From Smoking cessation clinics to expand the availability of cessation services. Advocate for Tobacco 21 in Kansas.Fight Youth Smoking: Educate students, parents, policy makers and school administrators and counselors regarding the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth in Jackson County, MO and Johnson County, KS.  

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American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Board of directors
as of 7/1/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Penny Schilz

Quilt-agious

Term: 2018 - 2021

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