The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT
The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT (TLA) was first established as the Alberta Tuberculosis Association in 1939. During the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, it educated the public about TB, conducted mass chest x-rays and provided rehabilitation services for TB sanatorium patients. Recognized as one of Alberta’s oldest health charities, The Lung Association has expanded its initiatives over the years to include education, research and lung health awareness. Today, The Lung Association focuses its efforts and resources on all aspects of lung health including asthma, COPD, flu and infectious diseases, sleep apnea, environmental issues, tobacco control and continued work in TB. They work tirelessly to raise and allocate funds for critical research, advocate in public policy, provide patient support, and be the primary information source for the lung health of all.