US COPD Coalition

Year: 2011


State COPD Legislation Passed in 2011

It was great year for COPD advocacy! 23 states declared November as COPD Awareness Month and 12 state legislatures passed legislation improving COPD awareness, diagnosis, and treatment. Thank you to all of our COPD advocates for all the hard work you do; without your letters, calls, and visits to your elected officials we would not … Read more


2011 Advocacy Day on Captiol Hill

On Tuesday March 6th, the American Association for Respiratory Care, Alpha-1 Association, Alpha-1 Foundation, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and the COPD Foundation participated in an annual “Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill. With over 400 meetings scheduled, the day was a great success. Respiratory therapist, individuals with COPD, and caregivers held joint meetings with members of … Read more



NASCAR® TAKES ON COUNTRY MUSIC IN COMPETITION TO GET FANSSCREENED FOR RISK OF COPDDRIVE4COPD Celebrity Ambassadors Call on Nation to Get Screened andWear ORANGE — the Official Color of COPD Awareness — in Recognition ofSecond Annual Great American Screen Off Ridgefield, CT, October 26, 2011 – Landmark public health campaign DRIVE4COPD today kicked off a high-profile … Read more


Go Orange Resolution Unveiled on Capitol Hill!

Yesterday on Capitol Hill, the U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC) announced their resolution to “Go Orange” for COPD Awareness. It was unveiled by John W. Walsh, Vice Chairman of the USCC and President and Co-Founder of the COPD Foundation. The “Go Orange” resolution is the USCC’s answer to the call by the Centers for Disease Control … Read more


Congressional Health Briefing: The State of COPD in America

Join the U.S. COPD Coalition in Washington DC at a Congressional Health Briefing on COPD! The U.S. COPD Coalition is pleased to announce that a Congressional Health Briefing on COPD has been scheduled for October 11th from 12:00PM-2:00PM in the Capitol Visitors Center. The Briefing is a great opportunity to educate policymakers and their staff … Read more



DRIVE4COPD announced the unveiling of 24M: The DRIVE4COPD Monument, a visual representation of the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States. Reaching 14 feet at its highest peak and spanning half a football field, this first-of-its-kind monument comprised of 24 large-scale pinwheels to represent the 24 million Americans who may be … Read more


DRIVE4COPD Screening Toolkit

The U.S COPD Coalition is proud to partner with DRIVE4COPD, a campaign that seeks to increase COPD awareness and screening nationwide. Through art, music, sports, live events, and online activities DRIVE4COPD has screened over 1 million Americans and counting. The release of the DRIVE4COPD Screening Toolkit will further their screening efforts by bringing a simple … Read more


New Hampshire BRFSS Data

U.S. COPD Coalition member, Breathe New Hampshire released the first of its kind “COPD in New Hampshire” issue brief last Tuesday. The release of the brief marks the first time New Hampshire specific data around COPD has been available. Breathe New Hampshire used the 2008 New Hampshire Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (NH BRFSS) to gather this … Read more


Sen. Durbin Signs On As Co-Chair for the COPD Caucus

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has agreed to serve as Co-Chair of the Congressional COPD Caucus. Durbin is the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest position in the Senate, and serves on the Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Foreign Relations, Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Rules and Administration. The U.S. COPD Coalition is … Read more


CDC Releases Public Health Framework for COPD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Public Health Strategic Framework for COPD Prevention recognizing COPD as a serious public health problem. This report serves as a guide for addressing COPD on a national scale. “This represents a giant step forward for the COPD community,” Dr. David Mannino, member of the U.S.COPD … Read more