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October of 2004, see report on a NHLBI meeting called the Winds of Change


NHLBI, has launched a national campaign, COPD: Learn More, Breathe Better.

This program was developed by the NHLBI to increase awareness and understanding of COPD and its risk factors and to emphasize the benefits of early detection and treatment.

In partnership with leading professional societies, health organizations, and advocacy groups, the campaign reaches out to at-risk adults (smokers and former smokers ages 45 and older), diagnosed COPD patients and their caregivers, and health care providers.

Numerous resources—public service announcements, fact sheets, a Web site, an educational video and poster, and materials for community-level organizations—will support the campaign. has been selected as one of the Partners in this campaign, and will provide information as events are organized. 

You can also stay current on the progress of this campaign, as well as obtaining materials and information at the the NHLBI website at:

NOTE: NHLBI: Stands for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. The NHLBI's mission is to "provide leadership for a national research program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood and in transfusion medicine through support of innovative basic, clinical, and population-based and health education research."



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