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COPD Resources

Below are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) resources at trusted organizations.

In addition to the resources below, check out the blog post members of the Breathe Chicago Center© wrote for the COPD Foundation after attending the NHLBI COPD National Action Plan Meeting in November 2019.

American Lung Association Heading link

The American Lung Association is a leading organization working to save lives by improving hung health and preventing lung disease. Their mission is to defeat lung cancer, improve the air we breathe, reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families, and eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.

American Thoracic Society (ATS) Heading link

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is an international society with more than 16,000 members. The ATS Asthma Health Center’s mission is to provide a reliable site that will allow easy access to relevant, high-quality information related to asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea.

COPD Foundation Heading link

The COPD Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, which assists innovations that will make treatments more effective and supports initiatives that result in expanded services for COPD patients. The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) Heading link

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) works to improve treatment and prevention, as well as raises awareness of COPD. Read the 2023 Report of the GOLD global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Heading link

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership in research, training, and education to prevent and treat heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. NHLBI’s missions are to understand human biology, reduce human disease, develop workforce and resources, and advance translational research.

NIH Collaboratory’s Rethinking Clinical Trials Heading link

The NIH Collaboratory’s Rethinking Clinical Trials: A Living Textbook of Pragmatic Clinical Trials provides information on how to analyze, conduct, design, disseminate, and understand pragmatic clinical trials. Access topic chapters, tools for research, and the Living Textbook Blog via the NIH website.

Respiratory Health Association Heading link

The Respiratory Health Association is a local Chicago land public health leader that addresses asthma, COPD, lung cancer, tobacco control and air quality with a comprehensive approach. Respiratory Health Association’s mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change.