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.

14th Annual COPD Education Day: COVID & COPD


Organization: Hawaii COPD Coalition
Start Date: 09/2020
End Date: 09/2020
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):
  • Goal 1: Empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to recognize and reduce the burden of COPD.
  • Increase public awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of COPD so that earlier diagnosis of symptomatic individuals becomes the norm
  • Increase the effectiveness and variety of outreach communication campaigns and activities that utilize evidence-based approaches to raise awareness of COPD, particularly among those at high risk, and help people diagnosed with COPD manage the disease
  • Improve access to care for people with COPD, particularly for those in hard-to reach areas
Collaboration: Hawaii Medical Services Association (BCBS in Hawaii), Queen's Medical Center, COPD Foundation, Theravance, Hauoli Home Care, Kathleen Kozak, MD, Sallie Lee, Mike Bianchi, Anit Patel
Activity Type: Patient education, Event, Material or product, Provider education

Activity Description

Our activity shared the latest information about COVID and COPD for viewers/listeners, helped provide guidelines/suggestions for optimal care.


General Audience: Patients, Caregivers or family members, At-risk populations, General public, Health professionals, Policymakers/advocates
Focused Audience: Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African American/Black, Caucasian/White, Men, Women
Program Reach: National
Type of Area: Urban, Suburban, Rural
Setting: Online

Cost and Funding Sources

Received a grant from HMSA and sponsorship from Theravance and exhibit fee from Hauoli Home Care; event cost the price of having a zoom membership, $120/year.

Impact Analysis

Several dozen attendees participated live. 36 have viewed the archived video as of a year later.

Advice or Lessons Learned

Have alternative options available in so you will be able to have an event whether live or online. We were originally planning to have the activity live, which we have had the prior 13 years, but due to COVID restrictions, opted to have it via zoom. Having it via zoom allowed us to reach different people and national audience unlike a local only audience if the event was just live in Honolulu. Since it's been archived on YouTube, on our channel, it can be viewed and shared by even more people.

Contact Information

Valerie Chang
Hawaii COPD Coalition
Executive Director