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About National Jewish Health

National Jewish Health is the place in the United States where patients with the most difficult cases of lung, heart, immune and related diseases seek life-changing care. Our mission since 1899 is to heal, to discover and to educate as a preeminent health care institution. Through unparalleled, personalized patient care and groundbreaking scientific discoveries, patients from across the world find answers here that they could not find anywhere else.

We accept all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, as we have for more than a century. This is thanks to the generosity of donors who are dedicated to our mission of providing hope and healing to all, through advanced science and compassionate, personalized care.

As a world leader in care and research of lung, heart, immune and related diseases, we impact both the immediate and long-term battle against some of the most devastating diseases. Whether you live in D.C., Denver, New York, London — or anywhere else in the world — your support of National Jewish Health right now will help to make possible life-changing care and breathtaking discoveries that will impact you, your children, and generations to come.

Find quick facts about National Jewish Health here.

To watch a video about our work, scroll down. 

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Our Achievements

  • Recognized worldwide for the impact of scientific findings and for developing national guidelines for the diagnosis and care of asthma, lung cancer, COPD, idiopathic lung disease, atopic dermatitis, among many other diseases.
  • Physicians and scientists regularly publishing their groundbreaking work in the most prestigious scientific and medical journals, including Cell, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet and JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association.

  • Consistently recognized as worthy of support by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • More than 50 physicians recognized among the best doctors on lists including “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly.


Groundbreaking Research

National Jewish Health is responsible for many important scientific advances, including:

  • IgE, the molecule responsible for allergic reactions.
  • The T-cell receptor gene, critical to immune response.
  • Groundbreaking treatment for cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD, among other diseases.
  • Discovering the root cause of chronic fatigue in long-COVID.



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Integrated and Innovative Care

  • Multidisciplinary teams provide access for each patient to advanced treatment and world-class experts.
  • We treat all patients, regardless of ability to pay.


Educating Current and Future Leaders

  • Our physicians and scientists are thought leaders who elevate the standard of care while teaching others in our innovative methods.
  • More than 900 physicians and scientists have held research and postdoctoral fellowships at National Jewish Health and now practice across the nation and the world.
  • National Jewish Health operates Morgridge Academy, an accredited, tuition-free day school that serves chronically ill students in grades K-8.