US COPD Coalition




DRIVE4COPD announced the unveiling of 24M: The DRIVE4COPD Monument, a visual representation of the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States. Reaching 14 feet at its highest peak and spanning half a football field, this first-of-its-kind monument comprised of 24 large-scale pinwheels to represent the 24 million Americans who may be … Read more


DRIVE4COPD Screening Toolkit

The U.S COPD Coalition is proud to partner with DRIVE4COPD, a campaign that seeks to increase COPD awareness and screening nationwide. Through art, music, sports, live events, and online activities DRIVE4COPD has screened over 1 million Americans and counting. The release of the DRIVE4COPD Screening Toolkit will further their screening efforts by bringing a simple … Read more


New Hampshire BRFSS Data

U.S. COPD Coalition member, Breathe New Hampshire released the first of its kind “COPD in New Hampshire” issue brief last Tuesday. The release of the brief marks the first time New Hampshire specific data around COPD has been available. Breathe New Hampshire used the 2008 New Hampshire Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (NH BRFSS) to gather this … Read more


Sen. Durbin Signs On As Co-Chair for the COPD Caucus

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has agreed to serve as Co-Chair of the Congressional COPD Caucus. Durbin is the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest position in the Senate, and serves on the Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Foreign Relations, Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Rules and Administration. The U.S. COPD Coalition is … Read more


CDC Releases Public Health Framework for COPD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Public Health Strategic Framework for COPD Prevention recognizing COPD as a serious public health problem. This report serves as a guide for addressing COPD on a national scale. “This represents a giant step forward for the COPD community,” Dr. David Mannino, member of the U.S.COPD … Read more


Semi-Annual Business Meeting at the ATS Intl Conference

Join the U.S. COPD Coalition for its Semi-Annual Business Meeting at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference in Denver, CO. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 16 from 11am-3pm at the Hyatt Denver Convention Center. The meeting will also be available via live webinar. Learn and share the latest news affecting the COPD … Read more


Join us at the Second National COPD Conference

On December 2 and 3, 2011, The Second National COPD Conference will bring together individuals with COPD, healthcare professionals, government agencies, and advocacy organizations to collectively look back, assess where we are now, and plan a path forward. The 1st National COPD Conference, held in 2003, spurred nearly a decade of progress in COPD awareness, … Read more


USCC Member EFFORTS Reports on LTOT Conference

USCC Member EFFORTS Reports on LTOT Conference EFFORTS, a long-time member of the U.S. COPD Coalition, sponsored Karen Deitemeyer’s attendance at the recent conference on Long Term Oxygen Therapy in Orlando, FL. Karen’s perspective on the conference as an individual with COPD can be found on the EFFORTS website at


COPD Awareness Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee, FL

The Florida COPD Awareness Day at the Capitol – February 9th, 400 South Monroe Street, Florida State Capitol Building Courtyard – hosted by the Florida COPD Coalition in conjunction with the COPD Foundation, will allow participants to ride the COPD Shuttle: Journey to the Center of the Lung, get a free spirometry test and learn more about COPD … Read more


Year of the Lung Resolution at the 111th Congress

Throughout 2010, the U.S. COPD Coalition participated in the Year of the Lung Campaign designed to raise awareness about lung disease globally. As part of the campaign, we asked you to tell your elected officials to pass a resolution officially recognizing the goals of the Year of the Lung. COPD advocates, along with our health care provider partners, … Read more