Strategic Plan


To improve lung health and reduce the impact of lung disease for all Australians by:

Value proposition

Lung Foundation Australia adds value by:

  • Being the only charity with an Australia-wide lung health promotion strategy
  • Supporting people with all forms of lung disease
  • Being the hub connecting patients, families, carers, health professionals and the community with evidence-based information, services, training and each other
  • Driving and funding research to ensure the best outcomes today while searching for tomorrow’s cures

The priority areas that will drive out work:

Health Promotion Priorities

  • Symptom awareness to promote timely diagnosis
  • Campaign to reduce spread of respiratory infection
  • Reverse stigma associated with some lung disease
  • Smoking cessation

Disease Priorities

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including asthma in adults
  • Lung Cancer
  • Rare Lung Diseases including Pulmonary Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Rare lung disease in children

Service Delivery Priorities

  • Timely diagnosis and referral
  • Patient self-management
  • Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Primary Care , Allied Health & Nurse Education
  • Reaching Rural & Remote
  • Increase funding for research
  • Build platforms to support research capacity
  • Increase funding to research awards
  • Link patient voice to research

View Lung Foundation Australia’s full 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan:

Lung Foundation Australia 2017-2020 Strategic Plan (122 KB)