The National COPD Action Plan

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The COPD community has long advocated for the creation of a national action plan to address COPD. Thanks in part our community efforts, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will convene the first ever COPD Town Hall Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. Creating such a plan will provide states across the country with a unified and comprehensive strategy to reduce the burden of COPD. Anyone interested in participating is invited to join the COPD Town Hall Meeting on February 29 - March 1, 2016.

For more information and to participate by registering for the COPD Town Hall Meeting, visit the Event Page.

“Action Plan During the meeting, each attendee will be invited to a working group and charged with developing objectives, tactics, and benchmarks related to the needs of the COPD population. Your input is critical to shaping the specific goals that make up the COPD National Action Plan, as well as identifying the top initiatives and efforts the plan will outline.

The COPD Foundation will host a welcome event prior to the meeting on Sunday, February 28th. If you register using the link above, please send a follow-up e-mail to Jamie Sullivan, Sr. Director of Public Policy, at so she may provide you with additional details.

If you have further questions about the COPD National Action Plan or the upcoming COPD Town Hall Meeting and welcome event, please contact We look forward to partnering with you as we continue charting the future of lung research.

Can't make it to the meeting? Connect with us on COPD360social - we'll be asking for your comments!


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  • Just to express my personal appreciation for all that you who run this blog do for us. As I live in England I couldn't attend, but I have been involved in local politics when I was fitter, and I know how tough it can be to keep up the dedication..
    Your blog has been a great encouragement to me. I have copied information from it and passed it on to our medical centre. The info on n acetyl cysteine has been particularly beneficial to me and I hope others will try it out.
    There is more that needs to be done, and I suspect that the research into stem cells allowing for the growth of new lungs as a perfect match for the COPD sufferer will be the big step forward.

    With grateful thanks..
    • We are so glad you find the blog informative! Please let us know if there are any topics that interest you in particular- we would be happy to cover them. Thank you.