Advocacy Successes

Whether it is reducing toxic emissions into the air, making Illinois Smoke-Free, creating the State Plan for COPD or improving access to health care, Respiratory Health Association and advocates like you are shaping policies to protect lung health in our communities. Staff and volunteers join together to monitor legislation from metropolitan Chicago all the way to Washington, D.C. The aim: to support policies that protect the air we breathe and improve the lives of people affected by lung disease by advocating for increased prevention activities, research and improved access to quality care. Join our E-Advocacy Team to add your voice.

RHA is widely recognized as a lung health leader; below are some of the milestone achievements in our policy change efforts.

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