For health professionals
With the right diagnosis, support and care, people with COPD can have a dramatically improved quality of life. Host a World COPD Day event to help raise awareness of COPD, the symptoms and management techniques.
People who unknowingly have COPD often mistake their symptoms as signs of ageing, lack of fitness or asthma. Many have also progressed to a point where their symptoms are affecting their day to day activities, such as hanging out the washing or cooking dinner.
Early diagnosis, combined with disease management programs at the early stages of the disease, can reduce the burden of COPD, improve quality of life, slow disease progression, reduce mortality and keep people out of hospital.
There are a number of ways you can help raise awareness of COPD and identify people at risk this World COPD Day.
Lung function screening event
Identify those at risk of COPD by undertaking free lung function screening in your pharmacy, general practice or hospital foyer to identify people who might have a lung disease, such as COPD.Register
Set up an information display in your general practice, hospital foyer or pharmacy to raise awareness about COPD, its signs and symptoms.Register
Download the complete promotion pack with infographic, posters, newsletter piece, social media tiles and social media content.Download
Community fundraising is a vital source of funding for our many programs. Fundraise as part of your World COPD Day event – it’s easy. Set up an online fundraising page or to talk about your ideas, contact our Community Fundraising Manager via freecall 1800 654 301.Buy training