We're glad to see your interest in raising awareness about the 3rd leading
cause of death in the United States. Educating people about COPD requires
effort from patient-focused groups and health professionals alike. The support
of state, city and county public health agencies, along with professional
associations and community organizations and corporations like yours is
critical to elevate the national profile of COPD.
You're welcome to join in the effort in any way that suits your capabilities.
Whether it's distributing campaign
materials at a local event, or joining our Breathe Better Network as
an ongoing member, every little bit helps.
If you have an interest in becoming a member of the campaign's Breathe
Better Network®—a formalized partnership network—please click
here for more information.
Visit our Network in
Motion page to see how our current Breathe Better Network members
have teamed up with COPD Learn More Breathe Better.
Below are some of the ways you can get involved with NHLBI's COPD
Learn More Breathe Better campaign:
- Link to our Web site. One
of the easiest ways to support COPD Learn More Breathe Better is
to link your Web site to ours. Link to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/copd/index.htm.
- Organize a statewide COPD program. Our Tools for
State Outreach provides campaign resources specifically for use in
state COPD programs across the United States. If ordered in sufficient quantity,
these materials can be customized and localized for your regional use.
Plan a COPD awareness event. The COPD
Learn More Breathe Better Event Planning Resource Kit is
full of tools and materials designed to help advocate organizations,
patient groups and health care professionals spread the word about
COPD. In addition to the fact
sheets for patients and those at risk, and the reference
card for health providers, the Resource Kit includes a poster
to help publicize your event.
here for additional ideas on planning your event.
- Partner with a hospital or community center to host an information
session on COPD. The COPD Learn More Breathe Better Speaker’s
Guide includes an adaptable ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation with
talking points, script, and tips for making presentations.
- Encourage local media to cover stories on COPD or run our
print and radio public service announcements. The COPD
Learn More Breathe Better online
press kit is a one-stop shop where reporters can find everything
they need to develop a story on COPD and the COPD Learn More Breathe
Better campaign. Share the link with your local TV, newspaper,
and radio health reporters as well as your organization’s newsletter
editors. In addition to campaign press releases, we’ve included
matte articles and story ideas, bios of patient advocates, print and
radio PSAs, and contact information for the NHLBI communications office.