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COPD National Action Plan

CDC collaborated with the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies to develop the COPD National Action Plan — a patient-centered road map for addressing COPD, one of the most urgent health concerns facing Americans. The plan reflects input from many members of the COPD community, including patients, caregivers, health care providers, and nonprofit organizations. COPD National Action Plan

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Public Health Strategic Framework for COPD Prevention

This report provides a framework that could be used by the public health community to address COPD as an important public health issue. Public Health Strategic Framework for COPD Prevention [PDF – 3.95MB](http://wcms-wp.cdc.gov/copd/pdfs/framework_for_copd_prevention.pdf)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s COPD Learn More Breathe Better Program

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s COPD Learn More Breathe Better program provides information for people who are at risk for COPD, those who have been diagnosed with COPD, and health care providers.

 

General Information

 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a personalized treatment program that teaches you how to manage your COPD symptoms to improve your quality of life. Programs may include plans that teach you how to breathe better and conserve your energy, as well as provide advice on food and exercise. More information on pulmonary rehabilitation is available from the following sites:

Self-Management

Self-management programs can help you manage your COPD and control your symptoms. More information on self-management programs is available from the following sites:

 

Patient Support Groups

 

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