US COPD Coalition

News & Events

Dec
28

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

Dec
15

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

Dec
15

US COPD Coalition Fall 2010 Meeting

The Fall US COPD Coalition meeting was held Dec 6, 2010 during the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress in Las Vegas, NV. You can view the presentations from that meeting here. Also, a transcript of the online conversation is also available to identify the speakers.

Dec
7

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

Nov
22

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 http://www.elluminate.com/Support/?id=62 and run the tests for first time users. You … Read more

Oct
14

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

Sep
10

US COPD Coalition Webinar Series Archives

The U.S. COPD Coalition holds regular webinars geared towards member organizations and the physician and patient community. Topics range from tips on organizing COPD events to information for newly diagnosed patients. These webinars will be archived and available on this site for all to view and learn from. More archives will be posted soon.

Aug
9

NHLBI Learn More Breathe Better Campaign and US COPD Coalition Network Update Webinar Archives

The U.S. COPD Coalition is pleased to partner with the Learn More Breathe Better Campaign to co-host regular updates for the LMBB network and USCC members. The presentations from these webinars are made available to the public to view. Examples of recent topics include; the latest news from member organizations, COPD Awareness Month plans, World Spirometry Day … Read more

Aug
1

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

Jul
18

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