Join the Breathe Better Network

Breathe Better NetworkSince 2007, the NHLBI has been working with COPD coalitions and task forces in several states to integrate the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® program with their outreach efforts. In that time the number of partnering organizations has increased and the program now supports a variety of partners at various stages of development. In March 2009 the NHLBI held a meeting of organizations active in COPD education, to encourage information sharing, gain insight and identify needs for expansion of the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® program.

The Breathe Better Network is a partnership of organizations serving all 50 states. A part of the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® program, the Network helps:

  • Drive outreach efforts to increase awareness of COPD as a serious disease
  • Increase the understanding that the disease is treatable
  • Encourage people to talk to their health care provider about disease signs and symptoms

The Network is comprised of organizations of all sizes across the country, including nonprofits, advocacy groups, state and federal agencies, health systems, research organizations, professional associations, and academia.

  • Partners can have an active part in shaping current and future education efforts for COPD.
  • Partners also have the benefit of utilizing program materials and receive regular program and Institute updates.
  • Each year, Network partners are also encouraged to join NHLBI and the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® program for National COPD Awareness Month in November.

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