COPD National Action Plan:
Community Action Tool
Discover the progress the COPD community has made toward implementing the goals and objectives in the COPD National Action Plan.

COPD Overview Course


Organization: American Lung Association
Start Date: 10/2021
End Date: Ongoing
Primary Goal: Goal 2: Improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD by improving the quality of care delivered across the health care continuum.
Secondary Goal(s):
  • Develop a unified, multidisciplinary educational curriculum for health care professionals, including primary health care providers, using harmonized clinical practice guidelines
  • Develop, in accordance with clinical quality measures, a clinical decision tree and other tools to enable high-quality care for people with COPD
  • Improve access to care for people with COPD, particularly for those in hard-to reach areas
Collaboration: Neeraj Desai, MD MBA FCCP FACP D-AABIP Associate Professor of Medicine System Medical Director, Ascension Illinois Health Pulmonary Endoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology Program Director, UI Health Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program
Activity Type: Material or product, Provider education, Training

Activity Description

The COPD Overview Course is a 60- minute, self-guided module and presentation designed to provide healthcare professionals with the education and training they will need in to better serve patients with COPD. It is a high-level overview of the disease and will briefly touch on disease diagnosis and management.

Attendees will gain the knowledge to help them work with patients, educate and motivate patients and implement evidence-based best practice self-management education in community and healthcare settings.


General Audience: Health professionals
Focused Audience: n/a
Program Reach: National
Type of Area: Urban, Suburban, Rural
Setting: Health care

Cost and Funding Sources

Impact Analysis

NA at this time

Advice or Lessons Learned

NA at this time

Contact Information

Nicole Goldsboro
American Lung Association
National Director, Health Promotions, Lung Disease Programs