US COPD Coalition

Month: August 2020

Aug
28

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 Wear … Read more

Aug
24

Improve health and well-being for all with Healthy People 2030

Since 1980, the Healthy People initiative has set goals and measurable objectives to improve health and well-being in the United States. The initiative’s fifth edition, Healthy People 2030, builds on knowledge gained over the past 4 decades to address current and emerging public health priorities and challenges. An interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts developed … Read more

Aug
19

Join COPD Foundation for IMPACT 2020

IMPACT 2020 is an exciting two-day virtual advocacy event taking place September 22-23, 2020. Learn how to build your advocacy and storytelling skills and share your personal experiences with members of Congress, all from the comfort of your own home. No travel is required and there is no cost for participating. Click here for detailsTo learn … Read more

Aug
8

COVID-19: What’s Next – Preparing for the Second Wave

Join colleagues worldwide for the COVID-19: What’s Next virtual event Sept. 11-12. In collaboration with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, this conference features the newest research findings, updates, and resources. Anthony S. Fauci, MD, will deliver the plenary lecture. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, experts predict a second wave of infection. Ensure that you are equipped with the latest information … Read more

Aug
8

The Intersection of Behavioral Health and Nicotine Addiction: The Respiratory Therapist’s Role

Respiratory therapists (RTs) have the privilege of serving populations of all ages that are directly and indirectly impacted by nicotine addiction. Due to our position, RTs can be and should be armed with the information to assist people interested in nicotine cessation regardless of the reason they are receiving care. It is a myth that … Read more

Aug
7

CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread

The following is excerpted from a press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventon (CDC). Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so. In an editorial published today in the Journal of the American … Read more

Aug
4

CMS Announces a Temporary Policy for Premium Reductions

CMS has announced a policy that will allow issuers to offer temporary premium reductions for individuals with 2020 coverage in the individual and small group markets. CMS is providing this additional flexibility to help ensure that consumers struggling to pay their premiums can continue to be covered and receive the care they may need during this time.

Aug
3

Chronic Disease in Uncertain Times – Be Prepared and Plan Ahead

The following is excerpted from “NIH News in Health”, a monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health. Coping with emergencies is challenging in the best of situations. During the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are just trying to get by each day. For people with chronic (long-term) health conditions—like diabetes and chronic kidney disease—the … Read more