Join the Breathe Better Network

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What is the Breathe Better Network?

The Learn More Breathe Better program supports the Breathe Better Network, a partnership of organizations around the country working to raise awareness about lung health at the local level.  

The Network:

  • Helps drive outreach efforts to increase awareness of lung health, including COPD and asthma, as serious, yet manageable and treatable conditions.
  • Increases understanding of proven medical guidelines and interventions.
  • Encourages people to actively talk to their health care provider about their lungs and signs and symptoms they may be experiencing.

Breathe Better Network Members

The Breathe Better Network is comprised of organizations and programs of all sizes across the country, including state and federal agencies, nonprofits, civic groups, professional associations, health systems, and research organizations. All participating organizations have a mission that aligns with the Learn More Breathe Better program goal and objectives.   

Breathe Better Network organizations:

  • Use Learn More Breathe Better materials in their outreach efforts
  • Receive regular program updates
  • Are listed on the NHLBI website to help others find active organizations in their area
  • Help shape current and future education efforts for Learn More Breathe Better
  • Have the opportunity to share about their activities and resources with other Network organizations.
  • Can apply for community subcontract funds when available

Resources Available for the Breathe Better Network

Partners have access to a variety of printed and digital educational materials, including PSA materials, videos, fact sheets and brochures, social media tools, observance month resources, and the ability to co-brand select elements. Resources cover a variety of topics related to lung health for people with and at risk for these diseases, family members and caregivers, and healthcare providers.

Each year, Breathe Better Network partners are encouraged to join NHLBI and the Learn More Breathe Better program for national health awareness months, including asthma in May and COPD in November. Partners receive additional resources, tips for outreach, and ideas to host events during these months. As the program expands, new educational materials and resources and topics will be added. Breathe Better Network members will be notified when new resources are available.

Read more about the Breathe Better Network in these frequently asked questions

Interested in becoming a Breathe Better Network partner? Email us at HealthEdu@nhlbi.nih.gov.

Find Breathe Better Network Members in Your Area

Alabama

American Lung Association in Alabama

Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast, PC

Alaska

American Lung Association in Alaska

Arizona

American Lung Association in Arizona

Community Health Education Foundation

Arkansas

American Lung Association in Arkansas

California

American Lung Association in California

Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership

Breathe California of Los Angeles County

Breathe California of the Bay Area

Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group

Select Respiratory Services, LLC

SuperCare Health

Will Rogers Institute

Colorado

American Lung Association in Colorado

National Jewish Health

Connecticut

American Lung Association in Connecticut

Delaware

American Lung Association in Delaware

District of Columbia

American Lung Association in the District of Columbia

COPD Foundation

U.S. COPD Coalition

World Health Organization

Florida

Alpha-1 Association & Alpha-1 Foundation

American Lung Association in Florida

Florida COPD Coalition

Florida Department of Health

Georgia

American Lung Association in Georgia

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hawaii

American Lung Association in Hawaii

Hawaii COPD Coalition

Idaho

American Lung Association in Idaho

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center 

Illinois

American College of Chest Physicians

American Lung Association in Illinois

Illinois COPD Coalition

Respiratory Health Association

St. Mary's Hospital (Decatur, IL)

Indiana

American Lung Association in Indiana

Iowa

American Lung Association in Iowa

Kansas

American Lung Association in Kansas

Kentucky

American Lung Association in Kentucky

Big Sandy Health Care

Kentucky Department for Public Health

Louisiana

American Lung Association in Louisiana

LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana

Maine

American Lung Association in Maine

Maryland

American Lung Association in Maryland

FutureCare Cherrywood

Health Resources and Services Administration: Office of Rural Health Policy

Maryland COPD Coalition

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

St. Mary's Hospital (Leonardtown, MD)

Massachusetts

American Lung Association in Massachusetts

Michigan

American Lung Association in Michigan

Beaumont Health System (Troy Campus)

Mercy Memorial Hospital System

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Minnesota

American Lung Association in Minnesota

Mississippi

American Lung Association in Mississippi

Missouri

American Lung Association in Missouri

Montana

American Lung Association in Montana

Nebraska

American Lung Association in Nebraska

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

Nevada

American Lung Association in Nevada

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

New Hampshire

American Lung Association in New Hampshire

Breathe New Hampshire

New Jersey

American Lung Association in New Jersey

Educational Concepts in Medicine

Right2Breathe

New Mexico

American Lung Association in New Mexico

New York

American Lung Association in New York

American Thoracic Society

EFFORTS

North Carolina

American Lung Association in North Carolina

Brian Center Charlotte

North Carolina COPD Task Force

North Carolina Division of Public Health

North Dakota

American Lung Association in North Dakota

Ohio

American Lung Association in Ohio

Cleveland Clinic

Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University

Oklahoma

American Lung Association in Oklahoma

Oregon

American Lung Association in Oregon

Pennsylvania

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American Lung Association in Pennsylvania

Hanover Hospital

Rhode Island

American Lung Association in Rhode Island

Use-Inhalers.com

South Carolina

American Lung Association in South Carolina

Spartanburg Medical Research

South Dakota

American Lung Association in South Dakota

Tennessee

American Lung Association in Tennessee

Texas

American Association for Respiratory Care

American Lung Association in Texas

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas (Orange Hospital)

Institute for Nurse Practitioner Excellence

Utah

American Lung Association in Utah

Vermont

American Lung Association in Vermont

Virginia

American Lung Association in Virginia

Virginia Association of Health Plans

Washington

American Lung Association in Washington

West Virginia

American Lung Association in West Virginia

Wisconsin

American Lung Association in Wisconsin

Wyoming

American Lung Association in Wyoming

South Lincoln Medical Center