Recommended Websites

Here are some recommended sources of information and support for those with COPD:

    • Alpha-1 Foundation
      The Alpha-1 Foundation is a not-for-profit Florida corporation founded in 1995 by John Walsh, Sandy Lindsey and Susan Stanley, three individuals diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1), a genetic cause of COPD.
    • COPD Foundation
      The mission of the COPD Foundation is 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.
    • LiveBetter.org
      ATS, Rich, Judy Corn, Carly Rochester, Dick ZuWallack, the Gawlicki Family Foundation and a group of international experts have put together this wonderful resource.
    • National Lung Health Education Program
      The National Lung Health Education Program (NLHEP), was developed in 1996 as a healthcare initiative designed to increase awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among the public and health care professionals and to encourage the use of simple spirometry to make an earlier diagnosis and monitor ongoing treatment.
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
      The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for and raising awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis, an often fatal lung disease. The Foundation is also devoted to improving the quality of life for those afflicted with this illness.
    • Quit Smoking Tips
      From SmokeFree.gov. Information and resources on how to quit smoking now.
    • Understanding Pulmonary Hypertension An informative overview of pulmonary hypertension published by the Dental Associates of Northern Virginia. The article contains links to several additional sites with helpful information.