The COPD Alliance was formed to provide primary care clinicians with timely information, tools, and support to facilitate the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of COPD.
We are composed of multidisciplinary societies and corporations whose commitment is to help primary care clinicians improve their patients’ quality of life through early recognition and management of COPD.
To address the estimated 24 million Americans who may have COPD, 12 million of whom remain undiagnosed, the COPD Alliance advocates the integrated and routine use of validated COPD screening tools in "at risk" patients; confirmation of COPD through postbronchodilator spirometry; and utilization of the best available evidence-based criteria for the treatment of COPD.
The COPD Alliance has launched the COPD Prepared campaign to encourage clinicians to take the four easy STEPs improve their patients’ quality of life through early recognition and management of COPD.
We urge you to STEP forward in the fight against COPD—the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.