Lung Health Program

In April, 2009, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced a federal investment of $10 million for initiatives to address gaps identified in the National Lung Health Framework, and to provide information to Canadians on how to prevent, detect and better manage their respiratory diseases. This injection of funds over three years (2009-2012) supports the Framework to begin work in its four strategic areas.
 
The aim of Lung Health Program is to prevent and moderate the impact of lung disease on Canadians by: reducing the impact and potential risks from indoor and outdoor air; improving health outcomes and quality of life through education; and, placing an emphasis on high-risk populations by supporting them with programs and information.