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For COPD Health Professionals

Whether you are a physician, nurse, respiratory therapist or another type of healthcare professional treating COPD patients, it is important to stay informed about COPD care, resources and support options.

Expand Your Knowledge:

Connect Your Patients to COPD Resources:

  • Point your patients and their loved ones to trusted COPD videos and printed resources.
  • Direct your patients to in-person and online support groups and learning opportunities:
    • Attend a Better Breathers Club—support groups for adults with chronic lung disease
    • Attend a LUNG FORCE Expo—one-day educational conference on lung health
    • Refer your patient to our Freedom From Smoking cessation program to help them quit for good.
    • Join our Living with COPD online community at Inspire for peer-to-peer support from others also living with COPD.
    • Call, email or chat with a health professional at our free call center, the Lung HelpLine.

Stay Informed and Join the Fight:

  • Sign up for news and updates from the American Lung Association to keep up to date on lung disease, research opportunities and new resources. 
  • Become an advocate and join our Take Action Network.
  • Make a contribution to lung disease research, advocacy efforts and education. 

    Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed February 27, 2019.

    Page Last Updated: March 5, 2019

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