US COPD Coalition

News & Events


A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

The American Lung Association (ALA) has partnered with HCPLive, a clinical news and information portal for physicians, to launch a podcast series hosted by the ALA’s Chief Medical Officer (and US COPD Coalition Board of Directors member) Dr. Albert Rizzo. Entitled Lungcast™, it spotlights conversations with researchers, physicians, patients and advocates about hot topics impacting lung health. Dr. Rizzo … Read more


World COPD Day: Hawaii COPD Coalition Offers Free Webinar

Join the Hawaii COPD Coalition for a free Zoom webinar celebrating World COPD Day 2020 on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon Hawaii Standard Time.  The topic is Living Well with COPD in a Pandemic.  The schedule is: 10:00-10:35am Hawaii Standard Time Advanced Therapies for COPD:  Present and Future — Shanon Makekau, MD, pulmonologist at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii … Read more


Cloth face coverings and distancing can pose communication challenges

The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): by Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA Communication is an important and complex transaction that depends on visual and, often, auditory (hearing) cues. Factors that influence how well our spoken language is received include our eye contact and body language, whether we stand or sit … Read more


Staying Connected to Fight Loneliness

The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes for Health’s News in Health newsletter. Positive relationships with friends and family help us thrive. Without social connections, it’s easy to feel lonely or isolated. Many of us have been spending more time alone in our homes lately. While anyone can feel lonely, certain factors increase … Read more


Attention COPD Patients and Providers: Opportunity to Help with the creation of Home Pulmonary Rehabilitation Resources

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


USCC Announces Board of Director Election Results

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


Allergy & Asthma Network Joins US COPD Coalition

The US COPD Coalition (USCC) is pleased to announce that the Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) is the latest organization to join the Coalition. The Allergy & Asthma Network’s application for membership was unanimously approved by the USCC’s Board of Directors on September 17, 2020. “AAN’s membership in the US COPD Coalition will add great … Read more