The COPD Foundation Embraces
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Value Statement

The COPD Foundation is committed to being a compassionate leader for equity and acceptance while striving to grow a community where all have access to resources, opportunities, and support in order to thrive.

Our DE&I Core Values

At the COPD Foundation, we adhere to the following core values as tenets of our diversity, equity, and inclusion program. We are:

  • Inclusive - We respect and value cross-cultural diversity and are dedicated to inclusion and equitable treatment regardless of race, ethnicity, color, creed, age, gender identification, medical journey, or socio-economic status.
  • Transparent - We endeavor to earn trust through authenticity and accountability.
  • Courageous - We persevere to eliminate the "just like me bias" and echo of "sameness" while embracing the challenging work ahead.
  • Compassionate - We strive to meet all people where they are without judgment.
  • Empowering - We boldly champion our community to advocate for themselves.

Meet the COPD Foundation Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Council

The DE&I Council embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion within the COPD Foundation and represents a wide variety of distinct lived experiences, giving a voice to patients, caregivers, team members, and health care professionals across the communities we serve. The Council members serve as DE&I advisors for Foundation and community programs and operations.