US COPD Coalition

Year: 2022

Sep
8

USCC Welcomes Southern Delaware COPD Coalition as Newest Member

The US COPD Coalition (USCC) is pleased to welcome the Southern Delaware COPD Coalition as our newest member organization.  The Southern Delaware COPD Coalition is a 501(c)(3) IRS charitable organization whose mission is to improve the health and overall well-being of Delaware residents living with COPD by addressing patient-specific barriers to care and eliminating health … Read more

Aug
5

Support for Caregivers Means Better Care for  Loved Ones with COPD

Providing care for a loved one is an important role, but also comes with challenges. Respiratory Health Association (RHA) created the COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit in 2017 to support informal caregivers of people living with COPD. This educational resource provides caregivers the tools and guidance they need in their role as caregiver, while also protecting their own health. … Read more

Aug
1

USCC Joins Other Groups in Support of the “Four Pillars of Oxygen Reform”

For too long, patients who require supplemental oxygen have not had access to oxygen appropriate for their medical and quality of life needs, especially individuals who require liquid oxygen. Led by the American Thoracic Society’s Oxygen Workgroup, chaired by Susan Jacobs, RN, MS, FGAAN, a pulmonary research nurse at Stanford University, the US COPD Coalition, … Read more

Jul
26

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adults ages 18 years and older. Novavax is a protein subunit vaccine. These vaccines package harmless proteins of the COVID-19 virus alongside another ingredient … Read more

Jul
1

Sign the Petition: Congress Must Act to Ensure Access to Supplemental Oxygen

Please note: this petition is only for individuals who require supplemental oxygen, their caregivers and loved ones. For too long, patients who require supplemental oxygen have not had access to oxygen appropriate for their medical and quality of life needs, especially individuals who require liquid oxygen. The American Lung Association, the American Thoracic Society, the … Read more

Jun
30

US COPD Coalition Mourns the Loss of Dr. Brian Tiep

The US COPD Coalition (USCC) is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Brian L. Tiep, MD, a pulmonary physician and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on chronic lung disease. Dr. Tiep had a passion for helping patients with pulmonary disease, particularly COPD. He was an early and strong proponent of pulmonary rehabilitation … Read more

Jun
8

Registration open for free webinar that introduces the COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit

Respiratory Health Association (RHA) is partnering with Vitalograph, a global leader in respiratory diagnostics, to host a Q&A webinar with RHA President & CEO Joel Africk and Dr. Khalilah Gates, a pulmonologist at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. They will introduce and discuss the new digital COPD Caregivers Toolkit, the importance of caregiving, and the role … Read more

Jun
2

COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit now available online

Providing care for a loved one living with COPD can be hard, but Respiratory Health Association’s Caregiver’s Toolkit has information and resources to help you along the way. Thanks to our partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Learn More Breathe Better® program, the toolkit is now available online! Learn more at … Read more

Jun
2

The Relaxation Response Can Help You Fight Stress

The following is reprinted from the NIH’s National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) When you’re under stress, your body reacts by releasing hormones that produce the “fight-or-flight” response. Your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure go up, your muscles tense, and you sweat more. If this happens often, over a long period … Read more