The COPD Foundation community works with local, state, and federal policy makers to increase research funding, improve care delivery, protect access to treatments, and create policy that improves the lives of those with COPD and related lung conditions. We cannot act alone. Use this COPD Action Center to learn about pressing policy issues and to call, write, or visit your elected officials.
Add your voice to our search for a cure and a better life for all those affected by COPD, bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease.
The COPD Foundation is focusing its 2021 Advocacy and Public Policy activities on three main areas:
- Access to safe, effective and affordable oxygen therapy
- Access to effective, affordable pulmonary rehabilitation (in person or via telehealth)
- Improvement in the regulatory process of qualifying drug development tools to support the development of new treatments for chronic lung conditions
Other advocacy efforts will be in a supportive role with other leading organizations (clean air, tobacco control, vaping, health disparities, vaccine access, etc)
Ask your Representatives and Senators to be a Member of the Congressional COPD Caucus (current members listed on the COPD Coalition website).