Helping people with respiratory disease through education, research and information

Helping people with respiratory disease through education, research and information

About Us

The Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization created in 1984, based in the south bay area of Los Angeles, California.

The Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation was formed from a passion to change the poor outlook for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), through research into pulmonary rehabilitation. Over time, this purpose has adapted to include other diseases where shortness-of-breath and exercise intolerance are hallmark symptoms.

16 million Americans are diagnosed with COPD, another 16 million are thought to be undiagnosed

56.2% of people with COPD reported that shortness of breath affected their quality of life

Pulmonary rehabilitation is one of the most effective treatments for COPD, but only 2% of medicare-eligble patients actually undertake a program

 

Recent Articles On Our Blog

1 Nov

Breathe Better: Support PERF’s November 2019 COPD Screening Drive

At the Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation (PERF), we are deeply committed to enabling research, education and o

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24 Sep
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29 Aug

Get Your Flu Shot! The Importance of Annual Flu Vaccination for COPD Patients

  If you’re living with COPD, getting your flu shot can mean the difference between life and death.  The C

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