COPD Foundation Pulmonary Empowerment Program (PEP)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PEP)

Empowering Pulmonary Rehabs for Better COPD Outcomes

The COPD Foundation Pulmonary Empowerment Program is dedicated to support Pulmonary Rehabilitation health care professionals so they may help individuals with COPD have the best possible Pulmonary Rehabilitation experience through optimal physical conditioning, education in effective health-management and ongoing engagement to stay as healthy, active and independent as possible.

Educational Materials

PEP educational materials are available for purchase at a discounted cost. Materials can be found in our online catalogue.

The COPD Foundation believes in the value of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. We’re honored to work with you to make your pulmonary Rehabilitation program the very best it can be!

PEP Webinars

Health Care Professionals working in PEP-enrolled pulmonary rehab programs as well as those on the PEP waiting list may attend regularly- scheduled webinars that offer pulmonary rehab-specific education and training and best practice.

PRAXIS - Prevent and Reduce COPD Admissions through eXpertise and Innovation Sharing.

PEP works closely with PRAXIS to host webinars and continue discussions in the days and weeks following PEP webinars. Doing so broadens the scope of education and information for PEP and PRAXIS membership by including health care professionals working across the continuum of care.

Harmonicas for Health: PLB – Play, Live, Breathe

The Harmonicas for Health: PLB – Play, Live, Breathe program offers individuals impacted by COPD an opportunity to:

  • Practice safe and helpful breathing techniques in a fun way
  • Participate in a group activity
  • Provide entertainment and enjoyment to themselves and others

PEP Materials

The COPD Foundation provides COPD educational materials to PEP Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs at no charge for materials or shipping. Many COPD Educational materials seen here are available free of charge from our Online Catalogue.

Pulmonary Rehab Staff Kitplus

  • Big Fat Reference Guide® (BFRG) book
  • COPD Community Education Workshop Manual
  • Support Group Instruction Kit
  • COPD Pocket Consultant Guide for Health Care Professionals
  • COPD Assessment Test (CAT)
  • COPD Information Line Cards
  • Sit and Be Fit for COPD Exercise DVD
  • AARC Professional Aerosol Guide
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit: Guidance to Billing for G0424
  • AACVPR PR Fact Sheet
  • Alpha-1 Health Care Professional Guide
  • COPD Advocate Flyer

Patient Welcome String Bagplus

The Patient Welcome Gym Bag is for patients diagnosed with COPD who are beginning participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

  • Set of Slim Skinny Reference Guide® (SSRG) booklets, the ten most salient topics on COPD written at a 6-8th grade literacy level. Fun to read and easy to learn.
  • Slim Skinny Reference Guide® (SSRG) COPD in the Hospital and the Transition Back to Home.
  • Patient Welcome Letter
  • “Start Your Engines” Checklist
  • Patient Folder
  • Report Exacerbations Card
PEP Gym Bag

Patient Graduation Kit for Pulmonary Rehab Graduatesplus

  • Sit and Be Fit for COPD exercise DVD
  • Live Your Life with COPD: 52 Weeks of Health Happiness and Hope book
  • Optimal Care for COPD: Including Getting the Most Out of Your Medications
  • Winner’s Circle Graduation Letter and Certificate
  • Patient Graduation Folder
  • Patient Advocacy and Hierarchy Flyer
  • COPD Registry Brochure
  • AARC Patient Aerosol Guide
  • COPD Foundation Contribution Card
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PEP Downloads

Download the
PEP Executive Summary

Supplemental Oxygen Guide PDF


Download the
PEP Program Report

Physician Certificate PDF