US COPD Coalition

Video Series Highlights the “Faces of Work-Related COPD

Akshay Sood, MD, MPH

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) has produced a series of videos aimed at getting the word out about work-related Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Faces of Work-related COPD is an impact video series that is part of a NORA Respiratory Health Cross-Sector Council initiative.

There are four short videos in the series. The video features pulmonologist (and US COPD Coalition Board of Directors member) Akshay Sood, MD, MPH, who explains what the disease is, as well as interviews with patients diagnosed with work-related COPD who discuss work exposures, their quality of life having the disease, and ways to minimize the risks of getting the disease.

Faces of Work-related COPD has been selected by the American Public Health Association (APHA) for screening during the APHA Film Festival at the APHA’s 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Meeting and Expo (October 24-28, 2020).

Click here for more information on NORA’s Respiratory Health Cross-Sector Council and to view the film series.