COPD Foundation Expands COPD Digest Magazine Content in 2014, Shines Spotlight on Progress Made in Past Decade

January 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 29, 2014 – In response to demand from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) community, The COPD Foundation (COPDF) announces that it will expand content in 2014 for the COPD Digest magazine, the first free, internationally distributed publication on COPD. To help mark the COPDF’s 10th Anniversary, the magazine will feature historical articles that focus on the COPDF’s progress in the past decade, featuring topics ranging from COPDF programs, changes in research and progress made in public policy, to name a few.

"This is the only magazine available today that is completely focused on COPD – whether it’s advice coming directly from physicians, updates on Capitol Hill that can affect individuals living with COPD, or letting the COPD community know about new educational materials, events and ways to become involved – we cover it all," says John W. Walsh, president and co-founder of the COPDF. "We look forward to including 10-year anniversary articles in the Digest this year, so that our audience can understand where we started, and where we are today. The COPD Digest magazine has filled the knowledge gap about COPD management, which has existed in both the patient and physician population for the past 10 years, but we still have a long way to go. We will continue to build upon the great groundwork that we’ve laid, and are determined our publication will continue to improve not only the lives of those living with this disease, but their spouses, caregivers, friends and family."

Several topics for 2014 include:

  • A feature on a decade of progress of COPD
  • Fundraising events
  • Profiles of patients and caregivers
  • Drug access issues for patients
  • Screening events
  • DRIVE4COPD events
  • Pulmonary Education Program (PEP) updates and progress
  • C.O.P.D. Information Line spotlight
  • Latest devices for respiratory care

For topics on articles for the rest of the year, please visit The COPD Digest Magazine.

"We look forward to presenting a much wider scope of information for our readers as part of our new mission to prevent and cure COPD and improve the lives of all people affected by COPD," Walsh adds. "The COPD Foundation uses its publications as tools for growth and progress in its efforts to spread awareness about COPD, disseminate vital information to the COPD community, and help educate and inform the masses."