US COPD Coalition



First-Ever Plan To Fight COPD In California Released

The California COPD Coalition, led by the American Lung Association in California, today released its Strategic Plan to Address COPD in California, a comprehensive blueprint for preventing further cases of COPD, improving the quality of life for those with COPD, and enhancing the diagnosis and treatment of COPD. “The American Lung Association is proud to … Read more


COPD Prevalence Questions Added to BRFSS

Determining the prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in every State is becoming a reality, thanks to the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey released November 9th by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The BRFSS will help us to develop a comprehensive picture of COPD statewide, countywide, and ultimately on … Read more


U.S. COPD Coalition’s Business Meeting

At AARC’s 56th International Respiratory CongressMonday, December 6th from 2:00-6:00pmWhere:Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom E3000 Paradise Road,Las Vegas, NV 89109 The USCOPD Coalition meeting will be available on the internet using Elluminate collaboration. To make sure that your computer is able to connect, please go to and run the tests for first time users. You … Read more


Members of Congress Ask for Info on Competitive Bidding

Members of Congress Demand More Information on the Processes Used in Medicare Competitive Bidding Selection Members from both houses of Congress are calling on CMS Administrator Donald Berwick to release the list of providers whose bids were used to calculate payment amounts in Round 1 of Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) … Read more


COPD Learn More Breathe Better ® campaign and USCC Webinar

Save-The-Date COPD Learn More Breathe Better ® campaign and U.S. COPD CoalitionWebinar: Fall Outreach Monday, August 9, 2010, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT See full webinar dial-in/log-in information below Topics will include: National COPD Awareness Month outreach New COPD Learn More Breathe Better campaign PSAs and audience research Country Conquers COPD update State COPD summit … Read more


FDA Warns of Stolen Advair Diskus Use

The FDA issued an important warning for Advair users on Friday, alerting them to the potential for stolen inhalers to appear in some pharmacies. Since the safety of the stolen inhalers cant be guaranteed it is important to read the full release and make sure the lot numbers of your inhalers do not match the … Read more


Member Organization Update Survey Link-Share your news!

At the recent USCC Semi-Annual Business Meeting, we announced that we want to hear more from our member organizations. The USCC wants to help you get the word out on your great programs and events that would be of interest to anyone in the COPD Community. Now you can help spread the word by filling … Read more


USCC Members Hit Capitol Hill to Talk About Comprehensive COPD Legislation

On June 3, 2010 members of the US COPD Coalition met with the staff of the Congressional COPD Caucus House of Representatives Co-Chairs to discuss the possible introduction of comprehensive COPD legislation. Coalition members discussed the need to enhance the federal response to COPD which is the fourth leading cause of death. “It was terrific … Read more