Our Programs

Since our organization’s creation in June 2004, everything we do is centered on speeding innovations to make treatments more effective and affordable for individuals living with COPD.

To get us there, the activities we’ve created focus on research, education, and advocacy. Here’s a list of our programs.

C.O.P.D. Information Line

One of the Foundation’s first programs is the Call Our Patients Direct (C.O.P.D.) Information Line. Since inception, we’ve helped thousands of callers with resources and support. This is your one-stop shop for everything COPD. Click here to read more.


DRIVE4COPD, a program of the COPD Foundation, is a landmark public health campaign working with NASCAR® to help individuals take action to determine their risk. To date, more than 2.5 million Americans have assessed their risk for COPD through the DRIVE4COPD five-question risk screener. Click here to read more.

COPD Digest

The COPD Digest is the first free internationally distributed magazine on COPD. Published quarterly, the COPD Digest offers practical advice, news and information on treatment and resources to COPD patients, healthcare providers, families, and caregivers. The COPD Digest is now published online. Click here to read the COPD Digest.

Lung Health Professional

In March 2010, the COPDF launched Lung Health Professional Magazine (LHP), a 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, experts from many backgrounds contribute professional articles on topics related to lung diseases as well as case studies for readers.

Harmonicas for Health

The COPD Foundation and PEP (Pulmonary Empowerment Program) is proud to offer the first nationwide harmonica program created especially for individuals with COPD and other chronic lung diseases. This program was created and launched thanks to the generous support of ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. The COPD360music - Harmonicas for Health program is designed to offer pulmonary rehabilitation staff members and/or breathing support group leaders an effective, engaging and sustainable harmonica program backed by a network of harmonica group leaders to facilitate an exchange of information and peer support. Click Here to Learn More

Mobile Spirometry Unit (MSU)

The MSU is the second program developed by the COPDF, and to date has given free lung tests to over 25,000 individuals in health fairs, senior expos, and other events around the nation.

NHLBI Learn More, Breathe Better Campaign

Partnering with the NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Learn More, Breathe Better Campaign was launched in 2008 with the purpose of spreading awareness of this underdiagnosed and underfunded disease. Here’s some information about the campaign.

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