Our Partners in Motion

From generating media attention, hosting screening events, and convening COPD coalitions to disseminating materials and even driving traffic to the campaign Web site -- our partners are engaged, active, and working hard to spread the word about COPD.

Featured Partner Activities

  • The Will Rogers Institute promoted COPD Awareness Month on its homepage throughout November, incorporating the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® “4 Things You Need to Know About COPD” fact sheet into website content, offering downloadable campaign fact sheets for patients and at-risk individuals, and providing a link to the campaign website.  Click here to view.  Looking ahead, the Will Rogers Institute is committed to producing a 2009 summer movie theater promotion to raise awareness of COPD.

  • The COPD Foundation teamed up with the Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care and the American Lung Association of Nebraska to hold COPD awareness and screening events in Omaha, Lincoln, and North Platte, Nebraska from October 17 to October 19, 2008.  Nearly 180 lung function tests were administered and COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campaign fact sheets were distributed.  The events were covered on local radio, television and print news as well as online, reaching thousands of local residents with COPD awareness messages.

  • BREATHE LA hosted a Spanish-language COPD workshop on BREATHE LA COPD Awareness Day, November 14, 2008.  The educational event was part of the organization’s Pulmones Libres/Breathe Free program.  In support of the event, BREATHE LA ran public service announcements promoting COPD awareness and referencing the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campaign Web site, and co-branded campaign fact sheets were distributed at the workshop.

  • The COPD Foundation and the Florida COPD steering committee convened leaders from government and academic institutions and from health and advocacy organizations on November 7, 2008 for a statewide COPD Summit.  The Summit aimed to establish a statewide framework to combat the burden of COPD, including strategies for public and private outreach and awareness initiatives and partnerships.  James P. Kiley, Ph.D., the Director of the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI spoke about the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campaign and how states are integrating its materials into their own programs.  The event also garnered local radio news coverage.

Want to see your organization’s efforts featured on the Partners in Motion page?  Visit “How Can I Get Involved” to learn more.  Then, drop us a line and let us know about your COPD awareness success story!  Already a campaign partner?  Send us an update on your organization’s recent activities.

Click here for a complete list of COPD Learn More Breathe Better® Partners.