How Can I Get Involved?

Partners are key to reaching the general public and the health care community with campaign messages—the support of partner organization and corporations is critical to the success of this effort to raise COPD awareness.

Visit our Partners in Motion page to see how our current partners have teamed up with COPD Learn More Breathe Better®.

If your organization is interested in becoming a COPD Learn More Breathe Better® partner, please contact us.

Below are some of the ways you can get involved with COPD Learn More Breathe Better®:

  • Link to COPD Learn More Breathe Better®Link to our Web site. One of the easiest ways to support COPD Learn More Breathe Better® is to link your Web site to ours. You can create a link by copying the following html script into your web page:

    <a href=""><img src="" alt="Link to COPD Learn More Breathe Better®" width="250" height="125" border="0"></a>

  • Organize a statewide COPD program. Our Tools for State Outreach provides campaign resources specifically for use in state COPD programs across the US. If ordered in sufficient quantity, these materials can be customized and localized for your regional use.

  • Plan a COPD awareness event. The COPD Learn More Breathe Better® Event Planning Resource Kit is full of tools and materials designed to help advocate organizations, patient groups and health care professionals spread the word about COPD. In addition to the fact sheets for patients and those at risk, and the reference card for health providers, the Resource Kit includes a poster to help publicize your event and an educational video.

    Click here for additional ideas on planning your event.

  • Partner with a hospital or community center to host an information session on COPD. The COPD Learn More Breathe Better® Speaker’s Guide includes an adaptable ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation with talking points, script, and tips for making presentations.

  • Encourage local media to cover stories on COPD or run our print and radio public service announcements. The COPD Learn More Breathe Better® online press kit is a one-stop shop where reporters can find everything they need to develop a story on COPD and the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campaign. Share the link with your local TV, newspaper, and radio health reporters as well as your organization’s newsletter editors. In addition to campaign press releases, we’ve included matte articles and story ideas, bios of patient advocates, print and radio PSAs, and contact information for the NHLBI communications office.