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COPD Resources for Patients, their Families and Care Givers

  • Healthline COPD Learning Center
  • Living with COPD
  • The Help You Need to Quit Smoking
  • My Symptoms Journal
  • Understanding How Your Lungs Work
  • Spirometry and COPD
  • COPD Foundation strives to develop and support programs which improve the quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • The COPD Call Center is staffed by COPD patients and provides guidance and referral information to the millions of COPDers – not only those on the internet but also those who have no internet connection. The toll free phone number to reach the COPD Information Line is (866) 316-COPD (2673).
  • COPD Digest is published with the support of, and contributions from, organizations representing the entire COPD community.
  • Learn More Breathe Better, developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), helps people with COPD and those at risk to become more aware of COPD, get diagnosed early, better understand this disease and live better with it.
  • EFFORTS, or EMPHYSEMA FOUNDATION FOR OUR RIGHT TO SURVIVE, provides information and support for individuals with emphysema or other lung disease. EFFORTS was formed and is operated by patients with the emphysema.
  • The Alpha-1 Association is a member-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying those affected by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) and to improve the quality of their lives through support, education, advocacy and to encourage participation in research.
  • Everything Respiratory is a print and online respiratory magazine by consumers for consumers. Educates readers with relevant and timely articles, as well as presents current product information and real life stories of readers in similar situations.
  • The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease works to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) around the world and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease. Patient resources include a short interactive questionnaire, as well as a Patient Guide to help answer questions and provide information.

COPD Resources for Health Care Providers and Health Care Professionals

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs

Sequoia Hospital, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
170 Alameda de las Pulgas, 2nd Floor
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 367-5550

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program – An 8-week education/exercise program for patients with chronic lung disease
  • Better Breather’s Club Monthly Meetings – Time: 11:00 a.m., Location: Veterans Memorial, Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City, CA, Sunset Room, Main Building
  • The Breeze: A Newsletter About Breathing
  • Adult Asthma Education – A 2-hour group education class

Seton Medical Center, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
1900 Sullivan Avenue
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 991-6776

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Time: Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays, Topic: Education and Exercise to Improve Breathing Function
  • Better Breather’s Club – Education program and support group for persons with lung disease
  • Lungevity: A Newsletter of the Seton Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Better Breather’s Club

Mills Health Center, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 696-4212

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation
900 Hyde Street, Lower Level
San Francisco, CA
(415) 353-6960

  • Individualized Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • Better Breathers Program – Free to public
  • COPD Rehabilitation Classes

John Muir Health Lung Health Services
North Campus, Building I, Suite 3
2720 Grant Street
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 674-2351

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation – six week program which includes training, support and tools to best meet the day-to-day challenges of living with lung disease
  • Ongoing maintenance exercise program and the monthly educational/support group
  • Better Breather’s Club

Mad River Community Hospital
3800 Janes Road
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-7220 ext. 4143

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Better Breather’s Monthly Meetings (Arcata-McKinleyville) – Call (707) 834-4289 for more information.
  • Better Breathers Clubs (Eureka and Fortuna) – Call Val Vogel at (707) 444-8022 for more information.

For more information about these programs or programs in other counties, call Breathe California at (650) 994-5868

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