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I, Dr. Afif El-Hasan, - For My Loved Ones. Will You You Join Me?

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I am is a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, California. I have been an active member of the organization's Asthma Care Management Team for more than 13 years, which strives to optimize the care of thousands of patients living with asthma. I also serve on the Culturally Responsive Care Committee for Kaiser Permanente in addressing the cultural/linguistic aspects of patient care.

I was a board member on the State Governing Board of the American Lung Association of California. Prior to this, I served on the Orange County Leadership Board of the American Lung Association for more than 10 years, and was the 2008 recipient of the American Lung Association in California's Outstanding Medical Achievement Award. I am a member of the Environmental Justice Advisory Group at the Southern California Air Quality Management District, which addresses poor air quality in low-income areas of Southern California.

I have a special interest in childhood asthma, and my areas of additional expertise include the health effects of air pollution, health impacts of smoking, tobacco cessation, children's lung health, lung health legislation and advocacy, youth smoking rates, vaccination and the health impacts of climate change. I frequently give lectures to both healthcare providers and members of the community on topics relating to lung health including asthma, smoking, health effects of air pollution and cultural aspects of medical care. I currently reside in Laguna Niguel, California with my wife and our three daughters.

I Wear Turquoise (IWT) is an American Lung Association LUNG FORCE campaign, engaging leaders throughout Southern California.

In American Lung Association’s pursuit to ensure lung health for all, its research funding is hard at work during this outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A recent discovery is showing great promise for a potential vaccine. Our lung helpline and website continue to be trusted sources of information and support. Reliable resources, including guidance on how to protect yourself and your family from becoming infected, are available during this unprecedented health threat. It is important that this crucial work continue. We invite you to be a part of the solution and help prevent against future pandemics TODAY.

The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE launched five years ago, uniting women and their loved ones to stand together and fight lung cancer. Today we invite everyone to join the commitment to lung health and for clean, healthy and livable communities for all. Leaders from throughout Southern California have joined us to become IWT Ambassadors to lead the charge toward a cleaner, healthier future.


My individual goal is to raise $1,000 for the American Lung Association. However, together, with the efforts of all our Ambassadors and the generosity of supporters like you, we are trying to raise $50,000 to help ensure their mission stays strong, including OVERCOMING COVID-19 and preventing future pandemics like this! We are stronger together! To “meet” the other Ambassadors and check out how we are making an impact as a whole AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION: I WEAR TURQUOISE. Please support today!

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