American Lung Association launches patient and caregiver network to provide access to support, education and research for people with lung disease and their families
CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — More than 34 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer and other lung diseases. To provide these individuals and their families with vital support, education, and access to new research, including clinical trials, today, American Lung Association Published a network of patients and caregivers.
“Many lung diseases, such as COPD and asthma, are lifelong journeys. We have better treatments to help us live longer, healthier lives,” said Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association. “Our new patient and caregiver network is a go-to resource for everyone with lung disease and their families.”
“It’s important for people with COPD and other lung diseases to advocate for themselves and connect with others to learn how to live better with this disease,” says Living with COPD, American Lung. said Midge Wilson, an active member of Her COPD Patient Advisory Group of the Association. “Knowledge is power. Patient & Caregiver Network delivers that knowledge.”
Formerly known as the Better Breathers Network, the Patient & Caregiver Network provides people with lung disease and their caregivers (members) with three key pieces of information to help them live better lives with lung disease. .
- support: By joining a network of patients and caregivers, members can connect with their peers through 11 online support communities hosted on Inspire.com, and learn from lung cancer, asthma, COPD, long-term COVID, lung fibrosis, and more. disease, more.Members can also participate directly Better Breathers Club all over the country.
- education: Members receive information and resources on a regular basis through the network. This includes e-newsletters, invitations to her live and on-demand webcasts, and member resources such as breathing exercise videos, nutrition tips, and medication device demonstrations at Lung.org/PCN-Resource. includes access to -center.
- research: A network of patients and caregivers can access information about lung disease, including information about clinical trials via the Lung Association website, links to research studies being conducted at Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC), and abridged versions of new research. Provides access to cutting-edge research. Research at Lung.org/Research-News.
The patient and caregiver network is made possible thanks to support from our national sponsors Inspire and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
To join The Patient & Caregiver Network, visit Lung.org/PCN.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is a leading organization working to improve lung health through education, advocacy, and research, and to save lives by preventing lung disease. The activities of the American Lung Association are focused on four strategic imperatives. Advocate for clean air for all. Improve quality of life for people with lung disease and their families. To create a tobacco-free future. To learn more about or support the work of American Lung Association, a 4-star rated Charity Navigator and platinum-level GuideStar member of his, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) Please call ) or visit: Lung.org.
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