Addressing COPD campaign
Organization: American Lung Association
Start Date: 09/2022
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.
- 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
- Expand opportunities to increase COPD awareness across the public-private spectrum
- Develop, disseminate, and maintain unified, multidisciplinary, and patient-centric national guidelines for COPD that are accessible and easy to follow
- Develop a unified, multidisciplinary educational curriculum for health care professionals, including primary health care providers, using harmonized clinical practice guidelines
- Develop and encourage the use of a written, patient-centric COPD management plan tool, with appropriate cultural and health literacy considerations, which can be customized with input from the patient's health care provider(s)
Collaboration: This project has been funded by the CDC.
Activity Type: Patient education, Campaign, Health care delivery, Material or product, Provider education, Training
Activity DescriptionThe Addressing COPD project will utilize a coordinated, comprehensive public health approach to improve prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD by engaging a network of strategic community partners to increase knowledge and adoption of evidence-based strategies that improve COPD morbidity and mortality across the United States.
General Audience: Patients, Caregivers or family members, At-risk populations, General public, Health professionals
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: Health care, Online
Cost and Funding Sources
Impact AnalysisIn progress
Advice or Lessons LearnedN/A
American Lung Association
National Director, Health Promotions, Lung Disease Programs