Hello USCC Membership!
U.S. COPD Coalition Board Member Ellen Hillegass wanted to share a recent article published in the June Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal in the Official Guidelines from the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section titled, “Supplemental Oxygen Utilization during Physical Therapy Intervention.” This article has been a project four years in the making with the intention to make physical therapists more aware and competent concerning the use of oxygen with COPD patients. So, I encourage you to read the article to get an update on what APTA and physical therapists are doing for the COPD community!
I appreciate Ellen letting the USCC know about this update! If your organization has an update, please don’t hesitate to contact Becca, firstname.lastname@example.org, who can share it with the community.
On May 20th, 2014 the U.S. COPD Coalition hosted its’ semi-annual business meeting in San Diego, California in conjunction with the ATS conference. The meeting included national policy updates, information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, information about new projects and initiatives, and much more. Please feel free to look over the meeting notes and review the presentation.
For any questions regarding this meeting or the U.S. COPD Coalition please contact Becca Rudolph, email@example.com.
On May 20, 2013 the U.S. COPD Coaliton (USCC) hosted it’s Semi-Annual Business Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The meeting provided updates from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), competitive bidding, the USCC Board of Directors, the upcoming COPD Surveillance Report, the USCC strategic planning committee, and member organizations. Below you can view the slide presentations from the meeting:
On October 22 2012 the U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC) hosted it’s Semi-Annual Business Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting discussed the upcoming release of the 2011 Behavioral Risk Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) which, for the first time, includes state-specific COPD prevalence data. The meeting primarily focused on how member organizations can fully utilize the BRFSS data in their communities and constituencies. Below you can view the slide presentations from the meeting:
On July 17 2012 the U.S. COPD Coaliton (USCC), the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campgain (LMBB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a webinar that focused on sharing insights related to the upcoming release of the CDC’s 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey findings pertaining to COPD, what impact the data will have, and what assistance will be available to help desseminate the information throughout your community. Below you can view the slides from the presentations to better prepare yourself for the impending data release.
Since the July 17th webinar the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campgain (LMBB) has released two template documents to support the upcoming release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Below is a template press release and letter-to-the-editor that will assist organazations in local community media outreach once the data is released.
The U.S COPD Coalition will be hosting its Bi-Annual Business Meeting on May 21st in San Francisco from 9am-12pm PT. During this meeting we will hold elections for new Board of Directors (formerly Executive Committee) members. According to the bylaws there should be up to five professional health organization member representatives and up to six patient, foundation or state coalition representatives serving on the Board with a minimum of one member for each category. The bylaws also state that Board members will be elected for a term of three years and that two new members should be elected each year with two current members being rotated off. The Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer would then be elected by a majority vote of the board and would serve a two year term.
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.
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 activities and updates from our government partners. Stay tuned for info on the fall/winter network update and let us know if there are topics you would like to see included in the network update webinars in the future.