November is National COPD Awareness Month
The month of November provides the COPD community with a distinct time to come together with one voice to focus on increasing awareness of the disease. Across the country, organizations are conducting outreach and holding events to bring greater visibility to COPD and to encourage people to recognize its symptoms and seek diagnosis and treatment earlier.
We hope you will join the Learn More Breathe Better (LMBB) program in our efforts to promote resources and educate others. The resources below provide you with information and sample content for ways to live well with COPD. As you help raise awareness throughout November, join us in focusing on the following weekly themes:
- Week 1: What is COPD?
- Week 2: Diagnosing COPD
- Week 3: Managing COPD
- Week 4: Living with COPD
Social Media Resources
At the links below, you will find suggested posts for Facebook and Twitter that you can customize. Don’t forget to tag @BreatheBetter on Facebook and Twitter and use the #COPDMonth and #BreatheBetter hashtags so we can like and share your content.
- Social media resources
Text and images to share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- State-specific graphics
Find and share the image for your own state
Traditional Media Resources
Not using social media? To get your message out, you can announce National COPD Awareness Month in your internal and external publications; reach out to local media and encourage them to include stories on COPD; and encourage your local radio stations and news outlets to run public service announcements (PSAs).
- Best practices for working with media
Tips for reaching out to media outlets
- Sample news announcement
Share this from your own organization in your newsletter, blog, or website
- Talking points
Conversation starters for external engagement
- Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Videos
Videos and radio scripts to share with your local tv station