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August 3, 2018

Environmental and Public Health Groups Challenge US EPA’s Decision to Exclude Areas from Ozone Non-attainment List that Would Trigger Clean-up

Environmental and Public Health Groups Challenge US EPA’s Decision to Exclude Areas from Ozone Non-attainment List that Would Trigger Clean-up FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2018 Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 JNemes@elpc.org Washington, D.C.— On August 2, the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and Respiratory Health Association (RHA) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]
July 27, 2018

Alex Simundza isn’t letting asthma slow him down

Alex Simundza isn’t letting asthma slow him down Despite being diagnosed with asthma at an early age, Alex Simundza always loved playing sports. With the support of his parents and doctors he found ways to manage his asthma and continue playing low-intensity sports like baseball. By keeping his inhaler handy and following his doctor’s instructions, […]
July 26, 2018

Tobacco Policy Experts & CEO Available to Discuss Tobacco 21 Legislation

Interview Availability: Tobacco Policy Experts & CEO Available to Discuss Tobacco 21 Legislation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2018 Erica Krutsch Desk: 312-628-0226 Cell: 734-262-4527 WHAT:            Respiratory Health Association, a local leader in tobacco policy change and key advocate for Tobacco 21 in Illinois, has expert staff available for comment on the passage of Tobacco 21 […]
July 25, 2018

Over 200 Cyclists Ride to Fight Lung Disease at CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2018   Contact: Erica Krutsch Desk: 312-628-0225  Cell: 734-262-4527 Over 200 cyclists ride to fight lung disease at CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour WHAT: Respiratory Health Association’s CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour is an annual cycling event from Lake County, Illinois through southern Wisconsin. Over 200 cyclists of all ages from across Chicagoland will […]
July 19, 2018

Fight Lung Disease with Your Everyday Purchases on AmazonSmile

What if you could better the lives of people living with lung disease at no extra cost to you? Good news – you can with AmazonSmile! When you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to your favorite charitable organization. The AmazonSmile website is identical to the regular […]
July 19, 2018

Register Now for Hike for Lung Health 2018

Registration for Hike for Lung Health 2018 is now open! Join us on Sunday, September 16 for our annual walk and fun festival to benefit Respiratory Health Association and other local lung health organizations. Hike for Lung Health is a charity walk held in Chicago’s beautiful Lincoln Park that raises awareness and funds for lung […]
July 5, 2018

Dr. MeiLan K. Han Receives 2018 Solovy Award for COPD Research

Respiratory Health Association (RHA) is pleased to name MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS, Associate Professor and Director of the Women’s Respiratory Clinic at University of Michigan Health System, as recipient of the 2018 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD. Dr. Han has published nearly 200 publications on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly COPD in […]
June 21, 2018

RHA Announces Local Lung Disease Research Awards

RHA Announces Local Lung Disease Research Awards We recently selected our 2018 research grant awardees! These Chicago-based researchers were granted funding for their research in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and lung cancer. Catherine Bonham, M.D., from the University of Chicago Medicine received RHA’s 2018 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) research award. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a […]
June 21, 2018

IEPA Takes Public Comment on Volkswagen Settlement Spending Amidst Pressure from RHA, Partners

IEPA Takes Public Comment on Volkswagen Settlement Spending Amidst Pressure from RHA, Partners At the end of May, RHA, our clean air advocates and partner organizations rallied together at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago to demand that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) use funds received in the Volkswagen diesel settlement to adopt the […]
June 21, 2018

Respiratory Health Association Statement Applauding Illinois’s Adoption of Tobacco 21

Respiratory Health Association Statement Applauding Illinois’s Adoption of Tobacco 21 Respiratory Health Association congratulates the Illinois General Assembly on the passage of statewide “Tobacco 21” legislation raising the age to purchase tobacco products in the state from 18 to 21. With the enactment of this legislation, Illinois becomes the sixth state in the U.S. to […]
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