The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association provides research, education and support for lung Fibrosis patients and their families. Lung Fibrosis, also called pulmonary fibrosis, is a serious and life-limiting lung condition that occurs in adults.
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Mission and Values
of the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association

ILFA’s vision is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families living with lung fibrosis.

Our mission is to help individuals and families living with lung fibrosis, and the healthcare staff caring for them by providing evidence-based information, support and practical resources, by advocating for their needs, and contributing to awareness, education and research in Lung Fibrosis.

People are at our heart
• We promote person-centred care and respect and value every individual.
• We promote a positive approach to health and well-being to empower individuals.
• We connect people and help build trusted relationships.

• We help, advise, inform and support individual’s choices and decisions.
• We treat everyone professionally and with dignity and empathy.
• We engage with our stakeholders to understand and prioritise their unmet needs.

• We support change, and challenge current practice to improve access to appropriate resources.
• We speak up on people’s behalf and lobby Government for adequately resourced services.
• We collaborate with other patient organisations, alliances, and networks to achieve shared goals.


ILFA Supporting Sustainability

As a lung health charity, ILFA understands the intrinsic link between environmental health and human health, particularly with respect to the connection between climate change and healthy communities. We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and have aligned our commitments with SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. ILFA aims to promote sustainable choices which improve the lives of patients, families, and the wider community.

Our commitments include:

– Reducing travel-related emissions with virtual events/meetings, and by encouraging staff and contractors to work remotely;

– Where travel is required, using public transport and emission-free travel when possible;

– Reducing the use of paper and printed materials;

– Eliminating single-use plastic at ILFA-sponsored events, in operations, and in promotional materials;

– Advocating with patient organisation alliances for improved health outcomes linked to healthier communities and a more resilient planet;

– Reviewing and regularly updating our sustainability commitments