US COPD Coalition

Keith Siegel


American Lung Association Releases 2023 “State of Tobacco Control” Report

New Report Reveals Best and Worst States for Tobacco Control Policies; Highlights Dramatic Differences from State to State The American Lung Association’s 21st annual “State of Tobacco Control” report reveals the states with the best and worst policies to prevent and reduce tobacco use, and finds dramatic differences in the strength of states’ tobacco control … Read more


Renown Health Joins US COPD Coalition

The US COPD Coalition (USCC) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved Renown Health, Nevada’s largest locally governed not-for-profit healthcare network, as a voting member of the Coalition. Based in Reno, Renown Health has a service area of over 100,000 square miles comprised of 17 county regions in northern Nevada, Lake … Read more


USCC Announces New Additions to Board of Directors

Board of Directors elects new Chair The USCC is pleased to announce the results of its recent election for Board of Directors. The new Board members, elected to a three-year term, are David Mannino, MD, and Marc Carrel, JD. Current Board member John Linnell was re-elected to a three-year term. Following the election, the Board … Read more


Webinar: International Survey Highlights Patient Opinions About Tobacco Industry Ownership of Pharmaceutical Companies

Join medical and scientific experts and patient representatives from the COPD Foundation and as they share survey results, highlight the patients’ voices, and discuss shared decision-making between provider and patient. Discover how the patient community views the tobacco industry’s ownership of pharma companies that create respiratory therapeutics. This virtual event is ideal for patients, family members, … Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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