Lung Disease

Lung Health

Better Breathers Club: is a support group that offers a welcoming venue for people with COPD or another chronic lung disease who often feels alone and isolated. Together, members learn the skills that help them manage their condition and improve their quality of life, encouraging them to get out of the house and become more active.

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly for one to two hours to provide support, education and socialization to people with COPD or another chronic lung disease, their family members and their caregivers. A facilitator coordinates and oversees the meetings, brings in featured speakers, and collects information and feedback from the participants.

Members themselves can provide ideas for meeting topics, organize communication networks, and even help plan special events. And an American Lung Association staff person provides ongoing support to the group.

Learn more about Better Breathers Clubs or locate an existing club in your area.

Contact us to learn more or register to become a Better Breathers Club facilitator.

Lung Help Line: Our call center is staffed by Registered Nurses and Registered Respiratory Therapists with extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Areas of expertise include: Education, Smoking Cessation, Respiratory Therapy, Lung Disease, Nursing, Physician Referral, Respiratory Home Care, Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult Intensive Care, Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Medication Counseling, Patient Advocacy, Health Care Insurance, and Nursing Case Management.

Call 1-800-LUNG-USA to speak to someone directly or submit a question online. We're here to answer your lung health questions.