American Lung Association Better Breathers Clubs are regularly scheduled, in-person or virtual support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and lung cancer, their family and caregivers. Learn ways to better cope with your diagnosis while getting the support of others in similar situations. These support groups give you the tools you need to live your best quality of life.
Led by an American Lung Association trained facilitator, Better Breathers Clubs feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including:
- How lung disease affects your overall health as well as your lungs
- Breathing techniques
- Exercise and healthy eating
- Medications and other treatment options
- Medical tests and procedures
- Supplemental oxygen
- Navigating the healthcare system
- Community resources
- Emotional health and wellbeing
Better Breathers Clubs have helped thousands of people learn how to better manage their lung disease and find support. Whether meeting with your group in person or virtually, it feels good to talk with others who understand what you are going through and can offer support and encouragement along the way.
Page last updated: April 3, 2023