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
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
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
CMS has released an updated durable medical equipment (DME) guide that explains coverage of home oxygen equipment (and other DME) and where to get help with your questions.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory warning against using methanol-based hand sanitizers. Methanol is a “toxic alcohol”, which can cause blindness and/or death when absorbed through the skin or when swallowed. Read on to learn more…
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
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
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.
On July 17th, the COPD Community lost one of its best friends, Congressman John Lewis. We have all been aware of Congressman Lewis’ lifetime contributions to civil rights, as well as his service to our country as a Congressman representing Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. However, few are aware that he was a staunch supporter and advocate … Read more