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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, affecting millions of Americans. For the first time, a COPD National Action Plan has been developed with input from the broad COPD community to provide a unified framework to guide stakeholders nationwide in their efforts to work together to reduce the burden of the disease.
The Action Plan is organized into five goals to address the needs of patients and the greater public, health care delivery and practice guidelines, research potential and policy implications. These include:
To learn more about and view the Action Plan, visit COPD.nih.gov.