Woman with COPD on Oxygen

COPD, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that COPD is often preventable and treatable.

Living with COPD

Living with COPD

If you or a loved one has COPD, there are steps to take to help cope with the lifestyle changes this disease brings.  Knowing about COPD and its treatment can help you feel more in control. » Learn More

Connect with Others

For people who live with COPD each day and their loved ones, a place to share with and learn from others. » Better Breathers Clubs

Take Action

The American Lung Association advocates on behalf of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the federal, state, and local levels. » More Action

In-Depth Resources

More detailed information on COPD along with evidence-based clinical information. » More Resources

Lung Connection: Online Support Community

Lung Connection Community

Our free online community for individuals living with lung disease and caregivers. The community is a place for members to discuss how lung disease affects their lives and to share life experiences with peers. » More