The COPD Foundation is proud of the resources it has developed for the community. After extensive research and dialoguing with members of the community, the COPDF created resources, such as the free quarterly COPD Digest and the COPD Big Fat Reference Guide (BFRG)®, to help give individuals with COPD, their families, caregivers and health care professionals the tools they need to help improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.
In our new online catalogue you’ll find attractive, up-to-date and easy to understand educational materials including the Big Fat Reference Guide (BFRG), the most comprehensive educational tool available for persons with COPD and much more. All materials are free of charge. You only pay for shipping on orders over 25 items! Click here for catalogue.
The COPD Digest is a free quarterly magazine dedicated to informing the diagnosed individual and their caregiver of the latest in COPD, including research news, advocacy initiatives, nutrition and healthy living, and program updates. To subscribe to the COPD Digest, call the Information Line at 1-866-316-COPD (2673) or read it for free at www.copddigest.org.
In March 2010, the COPDF launched Lung Health Professional Magazine (LHP),a new publication for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other ancillary health care providers. To date, LHP reaches over 25,000 subscribers. In its issues, LHP not only discusses current news and practices on COPD but does so for all lung diseases. Experts from many backgrounds contribute professional articles. In every issue there are also case studies that offer the reader with an interactive component to the magazine.
This comprehensive guide includes in-depth but easy-to-understand explanations of many areas that are part of a life living with COPD. You have nutrition and exercise tips, information on how to take your meds, ideas for communicating with your physician and family, an easy-to-follow break down of common medicines and therapies, as well as worksheets you can use to keep track of your health management. Access the BFRG online today and create your profile so you can bookmark your favorite pages, access printer-friendly versions, have unlimited access to all the content, and be part of the BFRG community. All this for free!
If you ever had an unusual question about COPD, odds are we have an answer for it in our COPD Big Fat Reference Guide® (BFRG). If you don't have time to read the 400+ page guide, check out the smaller, direct to the point topical booklets below. The Slim Skinny Reference Guides® (SSRGs)cover 10 of the most popular topics in COPD care. This series will give you the basics to managing your COPD. The SSRGs are highly recommended educational materials for patient support groups and pulmonary rehabilitation centers as well. If you don't know where to start, start here!
We’ve simplified much of our materials into shorter, print-versions that you can use to understand the basics of a COPD diagnosis or distribute at your events. Our brochure collection includes The 1s, 2s and 3s of COPD, What is COPD? and The Impact of Smoking. You can view our materials here or order them via the Information Line (1-866-316-COPD).
Here are publications on COPD that you can disseminate to your patients. Developed with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Are You At Risk? and Breathing Better with a COPD Diagnosis are two guides that can give you the basics of a COPD diagnosis and where to find more information developed by the Learn More Breathe Better campaign.
One of the materials we developed with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Learn More Breathe Better campaign was the COPD Resource Kit. This box includes copies of the LMBB materials, a CD, DVD and fact sheets to help you start an advocacy movement in your community. Best of all, this kit is free.
The COPDF’s key opinion leaders participate in numerous meetings and conferences every year, and in these meetings, valuable data is compiled into presentations that you could use for spreading awareness of COPD.