About the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® Program

The NHLBI’s COPD Learn More Breathe Better® program seeks to:

  • Increase awareness of COPD as a serious lung disease and a leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Increase understanding that COPD is treatable.
  • Encourage people at risk to get a simple breathing test and talk to their doctor or health care provider about treatment options.

The program targets men and women over age 35, especially those who smoke or have smoked, and those with risks associated with genetics or environmental exposures. In addition, the program aims to reach people who have been diagnosed with COPD, as well as health care providers, particularly those in the primary care setting.

The COPD Learn More Breathe Better program supports the Breathe Better Network, a partnership of organizations around the country working to raise awareness about COPD in their communities.