Each November, the COPD community comes together to promote better understanding of COPD, a progressive lung disease that affects millions across the country. Increasing awareness about COPD and its symptoms is important because early diagnosis and treatment can improve quality of life.

Join the Learn More Breathe Better® program in bringing greater visibility to COPD by using these videos, fact sheets, articles, infographics, social media resources, and more.

Resources to Share Through Traditional Media

Help spread the word! Announce National COPD Awareness Month using the content below in your publications or on your website. Or, contact your local media and urge them to cover COPD in November. Work with local radio stations and news outlets to run radio and video public service announcements (PSAs).

Drop-in articles: These pre-written can be used in your newsletters, bulletins, blogs, or your website. You can even send them to your local media and ask them to do a story for National COPD Awareness Month


Share these animations, videos, and Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on your website or social media channels or website. Tag @BreatheBetter on Facebook and Twitter and use the #COPDMonth and #BreatheBetter hashtags so we can like and share your content.

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

An overview of COPD — including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment options.

Learn about Spirometry

A simple lung function test called spirometry can check how well your lungs are working. 

Additional Resources

Learn more about work-related COPD in the NIOSH “Faces of Work-Related COPD” video series

Learn about COVID-19 and Your Lungs

Visit all NHLBI COPD publications

See all of the lung health resources offered by Learn More Breathe Better®