Lung Disease Support

Better Breathers Clubs offer the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. These support groups provide the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including how COPD affects the lungs, breathing techniques, exercise, home health care and more. 

If you feel alone and isolated, these support groups can help. It feels good to talk with others who understand, which has a positive impact on your health. 

Better Breathers Clubs

Better Breathers Clubs, offered by the American Lung Association, provide an opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. These support groups share tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including how COPD affects the lungs, breathing techniques, exercise, home health care and more. 

If you feel alone and isolated, these support groups can help. It feels good to talk with others who understand, which has a positive impact on your health.  Below is a listing of pulmonary support groups in Minnesota.

 

Other Support Groups 

Pulmonary Support Groups includes support groups for COPD, Alpha 1, Lung Cancer, and Pulmonary Hypertension in Minnesota.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehab sessions usually last 6-8 week. During these sessions you will learn to exercise and manage your disease through physical activity, self-care, breathing techniques, energy conservation, and medication usage. Pulmonary rehab needs to be recommend by your doctor; be sure to ask your doctor during your next visit to attend pulmonary rehab.

  

 

 

Childhood Lung Disease

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For a parent, there is nothing harder than watching your child struggle to breathe. We understand that pain and are here to help. The American Lung Association works with both parents and children to better manage childhood asthma, as we continue to research a cure. » More

Facing Lung Cancer

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Support from Day One, a new online resource designed to guide and support those living with lung cancer and their loved ones during every stage of their disease. In addition to providing general lung cancer education, the site allows users to design a customized guide to use during conversations with their lung cancer care team. Visit Facing Lung Cancer.

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Freedom From Smoking

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Freedom From Smoking (FFS) is a state-of-the-art cessation program developed to help smokers at all stages of the quitting process. People who use the program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own. » More

Minnesota Fights Lung Cancer

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The American Lung Association is shining the light on lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in America, by funding research and providing education, advocacy and resources for those who suffer. » More

Spirometry Webinars

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The American Lung Association in Minnesota is hosting a spirometry webinar series. View archived recordings of these trainings. » More

Lung Cancer Special Interest Group

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This Special Interest Group for thoracic oncology is working to connect nurses from accross the Upper Midwest to share resources, ideas, and experience to help better the management of lung cancer in the hospital and clinical settings. » More

Minnesota Asthma Coalition

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The Minnesota Asthma Coalition strives to actively work to enhance the quality of life for kids and adults with asthma in Minnesota. » More

MN COPD Coalition

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The mission of the MN COPD Coalition is to improve the health outcomes of patients with COPD by working with patients, caregivers, and the health care community to increase awareness, increase early diagnosis, and improve treatment and management. » More

Partnership for Asthma Action

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Partners for Asthma Action is a community collaborative in the Twin Cities to improve the health and quality of care for children (0-18 yrs). The Project began in 2001 to provide leadership, direction, and infrastructure to address the needs of children with asthma and their families. The Project strives to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to asthma, actively seeking out opportunities for partnerships and linking people together. » More