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 this overview: Breathe Better Network Overview


Interested in becoming a Breathe Better Network partner? Email us at


Allergy & Asthma Network
Alpha-1 Association & Alpha-1 Foundation
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Academy of PAs (AAPA)
American Academy of Pediatrics 
American Association for Respiratory Care
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians 
American Lung Association
American School Health Association
American Thoracic Society
AMITA Health 
Association of Asthma Educators
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America


Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas (Orange Hospital)
Beaumont Health System (Troy Campus)
Big Sandy Health Care
Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership
Breathe California of the Bay Area
Breathe New Hampshire
Breathe Southern California
Brian Center Charlotte


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (National Asthma Control Program)
Cleveland Clinic
Community Health Education Foundation
COPD Foundation


Educational Concepts in Medicine
Emphysema Foundation of America
EPA: Office of Air and Radiation; Asthma Program
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


FDA, Center For Tobacco Products

FDA, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
Florida COPD Coalition
Florida Department of Health
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
FutureCare Cherrywood


Hanover Hospital
Hawaii COPD Coalition
Health Resources and Services Administration: Office of Rural Health Policy
Henry Ford Health System
Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group


Illinois COPD Coalition
Institute for Nurse Practitioner Excellence


Kentucky Department for Public Health


LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana


Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Maryland COPD Coalition
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Mercy Memorial Hospital System


National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
National Hispanic Medical Association
National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities
National Jewish Health
North Carolina COPD Task Force
North Carolina Division of Public Health


POCN (Point of Care Network)
Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast, PC
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation


Respiratory Health Association


Select Respiratory Services, LLC
South Lincoln Medical Center
Spartanburg Medical Research
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center 
St. Mary's Hospital (Decatur, IL)
St. Mary's Hospital (Leonardtown, MD)
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
SuperCare Health


U.S. COPD Coalition


Virginia Association of Health Plans


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
Will Rogers Institute
World Health Organization