US COPD Coalition

Year: 2020

Oct
15

Respiratory Health Association to Host Three-Part Webinar Series

In order to protect the health and wellness of the community, the Respiratory Health Association (RHA) has announced that their annual in-person “Living Better Together COPD” Conference has been postponed. In its place, RHA is pleased to announce the Living Better Together COPD Webinar Series. Throughout the month of November, please join RHA for a … Read more

Oct
8

Cloth face coverings and distancing can pose communication challenges

The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): by Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA Communication is an important and complex transaction that depends on visual and, often, auditory (hearing) cues. Factors that influence how well our spoken language is received include our eye contact and body language, whether we stand or sit … Read more

Oct
8

Staying Connected to Fight Loneliness

The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes for Health’s News in Health newsletter. Positive relationships with friends and family help us thrive. Without social connections, it’s easy to feel lonely or isolated. Many of us have been spending more time alone in our homes lately. While anyone can feel lonely, certain factors increase … Read more

Sep
30

Attention COPD Patients and Providers: Opportunity to Help with the creation of Home Pulmonary Rehabilitation Resources

Respiratory Health Association, a lung health non-profit based in Chicago, is working on the development of pulmonary rehabilitation resources that can be used at home. As a part of the development process, we want to survey patients living with COPD to understand your experience with pulmonary rehabilitation, any barriers you have experienced with access to … Read more

Sep
22

USCC Announces Board of Director Election Results

The US COPD Coalition (USCC) recently held its annual election for Board of Directors. Board members Joel Africk, Patricia Jellen, Akshay Sood, and Sharon Cornelison were each re-elected to a three-year term. Following the election, the Board of Directors met on September 17th and re-elected the following Board members to serve as the Executive Committee … Read more

Sep
21

Allergy & Asthma Network Joins US COPD Coalition

The US COPD Coalition (USCC) is pleased to announce that the Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) is the latest organization to join the Coalition. The Allergy & Asthma Network’s application for membership was unanimously approved by the USCC’s Board of Directors on September 17, 2020. “AAN’s membership in the US COPD Coalition will add great … Read more

Sep
21

Video Series Highlights the “Faces of Work-Related COPD

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) has produced a series of videos aimed at getting the word out about work-related Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Faces of Work-related COPD is an impact video series that is part of a NORA Respiratory Health Cross-Sector Council initiative. There are four short … Read more

Sep
16

Flu Shots – What you need to know

The following information about influenza vaccines is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get … Read more