Respiratory Health Association

Respiratory Health Association (RHA) has been a public health leader in Chicago since 1906. Today, the association addresses asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, tobacco control and air quality with a comprehensive approach involving research, education and advocacy activities. 

Our Mission:  RHA’s mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research and policy change. 

Guiding Principles and Values:

Credibility: We practice evidence-based community health to achieve our mission. 

Empowerment: We empower people living with respiratory disease and those who care about them. 

Collaboration: We create strong working partnerships internally and externally. 

Health Equity: We believe in a shared vision of health for all. Innovation: We drive practical and visionary solutions to improve health.

Meet Our Members