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.
    • Encourage patients to join the Better Breathers Network, which is a nationwide, online patient support program providing direct access to education, support and connection to others also living with chronic lung disease.
    • 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.

Page last updated: May 6, 2021

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