For Health Professionals
The American Lung Association is a widely recognized source for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) facts, reports, research news and other resources for health professionals.
- Patient-Centered COPD Care
Patient-centered COPD care is comprehensive and addresses the whole person, including both their physical and emotional needs to improve their quality of life.
- Join Our Efforts
We offer several ways for healthcare providers to get involved in educating people living with COPD and their caregivers. Learn more about our community-based education and advocacy programs, and how you can contribute.
- COPD Clinical Trials
Get answers to frequently asked questions about clinical trials, including who can participate, how they work, where to find one and what benefits they offer the patient.
- Tobacco Cessation
Find resources to help your patients quit and see how you can help strengthen laws and policies that protect everyone from secondhand smoke and prevent young people from starting.
- LUNG FORCE Expos
These one-day events features experts from lung health-related fields presenting current research topics, an exhibitor showcase and a chance for patients, caregivers and the local medical community to connect.
Approved by Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed November 11, 2016.