COPD Videos

Share these videos and public service announcements on your social media channels or website to help others learn more about COPD, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and more.

What is COPD?

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


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.

The Impact of the COPD National Action Plan

How Can We Help People Recognize Signs of COPD

The Future of COPD Research and Treatment

Breathing Better with a COPD Diagnosis

How Does a COPD Diagnosis Affect the Person’s Loved Ones?

A Message to People Living with COPD and their Caregivers

Partnering in the Fight Against COPD


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.

The Basics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

How is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Diagnosed?

Taking a Spirometry Test

How Can Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Be Managed?

Who Has and Is Most at Risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

What’s Ahead for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?


COPD PSAs

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 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.

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