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For COPD 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 feature 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.

    Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed December 16, 2017.

    Page Last Updated: September 13, 2018

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