COPD Awareness Month

November is COPD Awareness Month—time to raise awareness, take action and help make a difference in the lives of the more than 12.5 million people in America living with COPD.

Join our efforts to learn more about COPD, take action to reduce the burden of COPD in your state, and recognize the early warning signs of COPD.

Here's how you can get involved:

Understand the Impact of COPD in your State

Is your state one of the 11 states with the highest burden of COPD? Learn about COPD in your state and take action to reduce the burden.

Take Action

Learn about Early Warning Signs of COPD

Millions of Americans are living with symptoms of COPD but have not been diagnosed. Encourage friends and family who may be at risk of COPD to talk with their healthcare provider

Watch the Early Warning Signs of COPD animation and share the Could It Be COPD? Questionnaire


Become a Better Breathers Club Facilitator

Better Breathers Clubs are virtual or in person support groups for people living with lung disease. 

Learn more about becoming a volunteer Better Breathers Club Facilitator.


Learning Opportunities

Healthcare Professionals

Patient and Caregivers

Learn about COPD

Take our free online course, COPD Basics to improve your understanding of COPD and the steps to manage the disease.
Learn more

Plan for the Future

An important part of living with COPD is planning for your future. Discussing your wishes early with loved ones helps ensure you get the care you need in the future.
Start the conversation

Clean Indoor Air

Poor indoor air quality can exacerbate your COPD. Learn more about low-cost changes you can make to improve the air you breathe.
Learn More

Page last updated: October 27, 2023

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