Discover Our Patient-Centered Services, Resources and Support

The COPD Foundation's dedicated team of medical, scientific, educational, and operational experts is uniquely positioned to bring a patient-centric approach to your clinical development research programs or patient and provider education programs. Our unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge can help you speed up innovative approaches to drug development so you can bring your therapeutics, medical devices, and digital health products to market faster.

Accelerating Patient-Centric Development

The COPD Foundation's medical and scientific experts have more than 100 years of combined experience in drug and frontline patient-centered development. We channel that incomparable knowledge into meeting your project needs and work with you to drive the optimal solution for patients and your organization.


Clinical Development Services:

  • Research & Clinical Trial Consulting

    We can help guide your clinical trial design, support protocol development, incorporate novel endpoints and run studies.
  • Study Recruitment

    We recruit study participants across specialized segments for COPD, bronchiectasis, and NTM lung disease and can support insight into other chronic respiratory disease needs.
  • Site Identification & Feasibility

    Based on your specific needs, we identify potential study sites and assess the feasibility of a particular protocol.
  • Product Development Partnership

    Our COPD360Net initiative, led by skilled subject matter experts, provides a patient-centric approach to product development and company partnerships.

Integration of the Community Voice and Insights in Clinical Research:

  • Community Surveys

    We lead rapid, segmented, and large-scale collection of insights from patients, caregivers, and health care professionals to inform community-centered development.
  • Focus Groups & Advisory Boards

    The Foundation has over a decade of experience successfully recruiting for and running focus groups and advisory boards.
  • Patient /Caregiver Investigators

    Patient-centricity is in our DNA. We pride ourselves on being able to identify, recruit, and train patient and caregiver investigators for your research projects.

Patient Support, Education, & Empowerment

The COPD Foundation's skilled and multidisciplinary team of respiratory therapists, physicians, and nurse educators partner with organizations to educate, engage, and empower learners wherever they are in their lung health journey and provide resources for health care professionals.


Education and Community Support Services We Provide:

  • Education Material Development and Dissemination

    The Foundation's renowned clinical experts and support team will work with you to develop, design, and disseminate patient and provider materials. We create interactive guides, apps, events, and other educational tools in multiple languages.
  • Continuing Medical Education and Readmissions Institutes

    Our professional development resources are an excellent way to stay up to date on patient education and best practices for health care professionals. Ask us about these programs in your region.
  • Programs Addressing Health Disparities

    The Foundation's clinical educators are skilled in developing and implementing programs for underserved individuals and regions - such as our CIRCLES program to support self-management for patients in rural locations.
  • Harmonicas for Health®

    Harmonicas for Health® is the official nationwide harmonica program of the COPD Foundation. This unique program combines the fun of playing music with learning about COPD and better breathing. We can provide virtual or in-person events and train your team to host their own classes.
  • Peer Health Coaching

    Our English and Spanish-speaking peer health coaches work with health systems to support and guide patients to better manage their conditions.