US COPD Coalition

USCC Joins Other Organizations in Advocating for Increased COPD Funding


The US COPD Coalition has joined other patient and provider organizations in urging Congress to provide funding to support implementation of the COPD National Action Plan that was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services. The letters, addressed to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House and Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requests that Congress “provide $25 million in new funding for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and an additional $3 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health to implement steps outlined in the COPD National Action Plan.”

The organizations that have jointly signed the letters are:

  • Alpha-1 Foundation
  • American Association for Respiratory Care
  • American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
  • American Lung Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • COPD Foundation
  • Dorney-Koppel Foundation
  • Hawaii COPD Coalition
  • National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Health Association
  • US COPD Coalition

Click on the links below to see the letters sent to Congress.
COPD Group FY2020 sign on letter – Senate
COPD Group FY2020 sign on letter -House