You can search the online Colorado COPD Resource Directory for information on home oxygen, COPD support groups, pulmonary rehabilitation programs, in-home care and national/local resources.

Colorado COPD Coalition Publications
Click here to download a PDF file of the Strategic Plan to Address COPD in Colorado.   Click here to download a PDF file of the 2007 Colorado COPD Surveillance Report.

Colorado COPD Connection
Monthly COPD Connection Newsletter

Resources from Boehringer Ingelheim (a wealth of informational COPD brochures in PDF format). click here

Resources from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. click here

Below are links to online resources nationally:

Government Agencies

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Information available facts about COPD and surveillance information. Both are downloadable from the CDC website.

The NHLBI Senior Health Information Page
Information for seniors on COPD - causes and prevention and treatment options.

American Not-For-Profit Organizations and Associations

The Alpha-1 Association is a member-based nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to identify those affected by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) and to improve the quality of their lives through support, education, advocacy, and research.

Alpha-1 Foundation

Dedicated to providing the leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection and a cure for Alpha-1.

American Lung Association of Colorado

Up to date information on COPD in Colorado and an electronic version of the Colorado COPD Resource Directory.

National American Lung Association's COPD Page

COPD Center page on advocacy initiatives and information on COPD diagnosis and treatment.

Breathing Better, Living Well

A support source for COPD and other chronic lung diseases.

COPD Advocate

A COPD patient's guide to living with COPD.


An Internet-based support and advocacy group for COPD patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.

COPD Caregivers Community

An internet-based forum for caregivers.

COPD International

An internet-based forum for people with COPD to discuss oxygen equipment, treatment and support.

Emphysema Foundation for Our Right to Survive (EFFORTS)

A very active national e-mail community of people with emphysema and other lung diseases.

Everything Respiratory Magazine

Respiratory magazine devoted to all respiratory patients.

The National Emphysema Foundation's

The National Emphysema Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life of patients with emphysema, asthma or related lung diseases with information and education for families. The National Emphysema Foundation supports research and works with many advisors who are involved in direct patient care.


Dedicated to empowering people with chronic conditions Including COPD and sleep apnea.

The National Home Oxygen Patients Association (NHOPA)

The National Home Oxygen Patients Association was established in the late 1990's to give supplementary oxygen users in the United States the information necessary to lead productive lives.

National Lung Health Education Program (NHLEP)

The goal of NLHEP is the prevention of lung disease and the promotion of lung health, in collaboration with governmental, medical, and other health professional organizations.

National Emphysema and COPD Association (NECA)

NECA's mission is to empower people with COPD, their families and caregivers to improve the quality of patient Care and the quality of their lives.

Portable Oxygen

Pete Wilson's site focuses on portable oxygen equipment use and brings together information collected from those who make, distribute, service, and use the equipment.

Pulmonology Channel

Provides comprehensive information about conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, such as asthma, lung cancer, COPD, and sleep apnea.

The Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation (PERF)

The Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation's mission is to provide help for patients with chronic respiratory disease through education and research.

Pulmonary Paper

Pulmonary Paper is a way for people to support each other and keep up on the latest news in respiratory care treatments and products.

The USCOPD Coalition

The U.S. COPD Coalition brings together health professional organizations, patient organizations and foundations, individuals, and government agencies working to improve the lives of people with COPD.

Your Lung Health

A site sponsored by the American Association for Respiratory Care.