Help Us Fight COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 15.3 million people have COPD. Please join the American Lung Association in fighting for much needed funding for COPD research , public policies and community programs that can help prevent COPD and make living with COPD easier.
We advocate for COPD research, and public policies to prevent COPD and help patients living with COPD at the federal, state and local levels.
Start or Participate in a Better Breathers Club
Better Breathers Clubs provide support, education and socialization to people with COPD or another chronic lung disease, their family members and their caregivers. Find a group near you or learn how to start one yourself.
Follow the Lung Association on social media to stay informed of the latest developments in COPD and other lung health issues.