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.

Guideline Recommendations to Support Informed COPD Management


Organization: American Association for Respiratory Care
Start Date: 06/2020
End Date: Ongoing
Primary Goal: Goal 3: Collect, analyze, report, and disseminate COPD-related public health data that drive change and track progress.
Secondary Goal(s):
  • Goal 4: Increase and sustain research to better understand the prevention, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD.
  • Facilitate dissemination of data and analyses. Report the prevalence of COPD in accordance with the requirements of public health and health care organizations
  • Help expand, coordinate, and optimize COPD research efforts
  • Improve methods for earliest detection and diagnosis and develop effective strategies for preventing the onset and progression of COPD
  • Define and characterize the pathogenesis of COPD heterogeneity
Collaboration: Boehringher Ingelheim
Activity Type: Health care delivery, Provider education

Activity Description

As a Respiratory Therapists, you are a key member of your patients’ COPD team. This brochure summarizes GOLD and ATS guidelines to aid in the management of patients with COPD. Real-world examples are used to highlight key considerations as to why following these evidence-based guidelines is highly recommended.


General Audience: 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, Workplace, Online

Cost and Funding Sources

Funding = $7,500
Expense: < $2,500

Impact Analysis

Downloads = < 5,000

Advice or Lessons Learned

Content must be kept current to reflect evidence-based research

Contact Information

Doug Laher
American Association for Respiratory Care
Chief Operating Officer