COPD Videos

Share these animations public service announcements (PSAs) and videos on your social media channels or website to help others learn more about COPD, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and more. Don’t forget to tag @BreatheBetter on Facebook and Twitter and use the #BreatheBetter hashtag so we can like and share your content.

What is COPD?

Drs. Jim Kiley and Tony Punturieri from NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases explain what you need to know about COPD.

COPD PSAs

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that includes two main conditions — chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Symptoms include a chronic cough, shortness of breath, lots of mucus, and chest tightness. There is no cure. But with a diagnosis and treatment, people can feel better, stay active, and slow the progression of the disease. Share this video with others to spread the word!

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Common symptoms that people often mistake as normal signs of aging include wheezing, shortness of breath, ongoing coughing, chest tightness, or a combination of all. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms, talk with a health care provider about getting a breathing test. Share this animation with others to spread the word.  Learn more, breathe better at https://COPD.nhlbi.nih.gov.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. A simple lung function test called spirometry can check how well your lungs are working. The sooner COPD is diagnosed, the sooner you can get treatment to help you breathe better. Share this video with others to spread the word!

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease. There is no cure, but with a treatment called pulmonary rehabilitation, people can breathe easier, stay active, and improve their quality of life.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. If you or a loved one have signs and symptoms, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, ongoing coughing, chest tightness, or a combination of all, talk with a health care provider. Learn more, breathe better at https://COPD.nhlbi.nih.gov.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Common signs and symptoms include: wheezing, shortness of breath, ongoing coughing, chest tightness, or a combination of all. If you or a loved one have symptoms, talk with a health care provider. Learn more, breathe better at https://COPD.nhlbi.nih.gov.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease. Watch this video to learn more about COPD. This video is by COPD Learn More, Breathe Better — a program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of COPD amongst patients, people at risk, loved ones, caregivers, and providers.

Radio PSAs

30-Second Live-Read Radio Script

The human voice can be sweet as music, but not for the millions of people with COPD – a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Many people with COPD – including some here in [COMMUNITY] – have it and don’t know. That’s why [RADIO STATION] is raising our voices to help increase early diagnosis and treatment. If you or a loved one show symptoms, contact a health care provider. Learn More Breathe Better at nhlbi-dot-nih-dot-gov-slash-breath-better or [INSERT ORGANIZATION LINK].

15-Second Live-Read Radio Script

The human voice can be sweet as music, but not for millions with COPD – a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Yet millions go undiagnosed. That’s why [RADIO STATION] is raising our voices for COPD awareness in [COMMUNITY]. Learn More Breathe Better at nhlbi-dot-nih-dot-gov-slash-breath-better or [INSERT ORGANIZATION LINK].

Sample Message for Outreach to Media

Use this messaging to encourage local media outlets to use the customizable live-reads or run PSAs.

[MEDIA OUTLET],

Please consider running the Learn More Breathe Better program’s PSAs this November and whenever possible to increase awareness of COPD symptoms and encourage discussions with health care providers.

Discuss COPD and encourage your [VISITORS/LISTENERS/READERS] to take notice of the signs and symptoms of COPD and educate them that the first step to breathing better is talking to their health care provider. The more common these conversations become, the more people will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms and have important conversations in the health care setting.

The Learn More Breathe Better program is an education and awareness initiative of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. [ORGANIZATION NAME] is a partner of the program as a member of the Breathe Better Network.

We encourage you to make your [VISITORS/LISTENERS/READERS] aware of the symptoms of COPD throughout the fall and winter, when tasks like raking leaves or shoveling snow can leave those with COPD struggling for air, or during cold and flu season when people with COPD are particularly susceptible to becoming seriously ill.

Help your [VISITORS/LISTENERS/READERS] take the first step to breathing better. For more information about COPD, visit [INSERT ORGANIZATION LINK] or the Learn More Breathe Better program at nhlbi.nih.gov/breathebetter

COPD Journey Series

This video series, COPD Journey: From Learning More to Breathing Better, features NHLBI scientists talking about COPD, its diagnosis, management, and prevalence, as well as the COPD National Action Plan and the Institute’s commitment to reducing the burden of the disease. Share these videos on social media using #COPDjourney.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease. Watch this video to see Lisa Postow, MD, discuss the basics of COPD, its signs and symptoms, and how the disease affects the lungs.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease. Watch this video to see Antonello Punturieri, MD, discuss the signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of COPD.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease. Watch this video to see Antonello Punturieri, MD, demonstrate how to take a simple lung test that doctors use to diagnose COPD.

 

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease. Watch this video to see Gail Weinmann, MD, discuss how to manage symptoms of COPD by making healthy lifestyle changes.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease. Watch Tom Croxton, MD, PhD, discuss the causes and risk factors of COPD.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease. Watch this video to see Jim Kiley, MD, discuss the COPD National Action Plan and NHLBI’s commitment to learning more about the disease.

 

Hear from Breathe Better Network Partners

This 7-video series features interviews with Network members whose organizations are working to address COPD and move the COPD National Action Plan forward. Featured organizations include the American Lung Association, Atrium Health, The COPD Foundation, The Dorney-Koppel Foundation, and the Respiratory Health Association. These videos focus on key challenges and themes in our Learn More Breathe Better COPD work. Share these videos using the hashtag #BreatheBetter and tag the Learn More Breathe Better program, @BreatheBetter in your posts.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a leading cause of death in the United States. The COPD National Action Plan was created to address the disease by uniting key stakeholders in the fight against it. Watch Dr. Jim Kiley and representatives from Breathe Better Network partners Atrium Health, Respiratory Health Association, and the American Lung Association discuss the impact and importance of the COPD National Action Plan on their work.

Watch Dr. Jim Kiley and representatives from Breathe Better Network partners Atrium Health, Respiratory Health Association, and the American Lung Association discuss the impact and importance of the COPD National Action Plan on their work.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Earlier diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in quality of life for people who have COPD. How many people have COPD? How can we help people recognize the signs sooner? Watch National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Breathe Better Network partners — including Dorney-Koppel Foundation and Atrium Health — share their stories.

How many people have COPD? How can we help people recognize the signs sooner? Watch National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Breathe Better Network partners — including Dorney-Koppel Foundation and Atrium Health — share their stories.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Watch Dr. Jim Kiley discuss NHLBI’s work to advance the future of COPD research and treatment.

Watch Dr. Jim Kiley discuss NHLBI’s work to advance the future of COPD research and treatment.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. What’s it like to live with COPD? Why is talking to your doctor about your diagnosis so important?

Watch National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Breathe Better Network partners — including the American Lung Association, Respiratory Health Association, and Atrium Health — share their stories.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.

Joel Africk discusses what a COPD diagnosis means for the person’s family, including the importance of self-care by caregivers and empowerment by relatives.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The good news is that there are treatment options for COPD. Watch Dr. Jim Kiley, and representatives from Breathe Better Network partners Respiratory Health Association, COPD Foundation, and Dorney-Koppel Foundation share their messages of support for people living with COPD, their caregivers, and other COPD advocates. This video is by Learn More, Breathe Better — a program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our goal is to bring greater visibility to lung health by translating research for public and professional education programs. Dr. Kiley is Director of NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases.

Watch Dr. Jim Kiley, and representatives from Breathe Better Network partners Respiratory Health Association, COPD Foundation, and Dorney-Koppel Foundation share their messages of support for people living with COPD, their caregivers, and other COPD advocates.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. More than 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with this debilitating lung disease, and it’s estimated that millions more have it and don’t know.

Watch NHLBI Breathe Better Network partners — including the COPD Foundation, the Dorney-Koppel Foundation, and the American Lung Association — discuss the importance of partnerships in helping people understand and recognize COPD earlier, so they can get the treatment they need.