Most of the public does not even know what COPD stands for, let alone its risk factors, treatment options, or how policies impact the millions of people in the COPD community. But COPD advocates across the country are changing this by spreading information at health fairs, calling and writing elected officials, inspiring fellow community members, speaking at support groups, hosting fundraisers, and much, much more. If you want to do something to raise awareness we’ll help you do it.
What do our State Captains Work On?
Research Champions: Supports the integration of the patient perspective into all stages and types of research and facilitates opportunities to grow and/or use the COPD Patient Powered Research Network.
Community Connectors: Serves as an ambassador for COPD by educating the general public about COPD and connecting the patient and caregiver community to the resources available through COPDF to help them improve their quality of life.
Policy Champions: Advocates for COPD policy issues at the state and federal level through building relationships with elected officials and promoting grass roots advocacy campaigns.
Provider Connectors: Elevates provider’s knowledge about COPD patient centered diagnosis and care while connecting them to the COPDF community and the resources available for them and for their patients.
Resource Champions: Contributes to COPDF’s ability to meet unfunded needs by facilitating fundraising opportunities and encouraging community members to undertake their own efforts.
Community Mentors: Shapes the face of the COPD community through high profile written features, speaking opportunities and individual mentoring efforts with community members who are potential volunteers.
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