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About Us

The Origin of EFFORTS
Our Official Position
Our Official Goals
Our Group Structure

Executive Board and Teams
State Chapter Leaders

   Who We Are
   Where We Are
   Our Neighbours

Smoking and Tobacco
Still Smoking with Emphysema?
Cigarette Anyone?
Patient Stories
Quitsters-Stop Smoking Group


Links to Other Sites of Interest

American Lung Association
Immunization Awareness Month
Video Resources

Causes, Symptoms, & Overviews
- Breathing Techniques
- Coping with Everyday Tasks
- Diagnosis & Testing
- Doctor Visits
- Exacerbations & Panic Attacks
- Exercise, Rehabilitation
- Medicines & Devices
- Nutrition
- Oxygen, Oxygen Equipment & Oximeters
- Sleep Disorders, Apnea
- Stem Cell Article from Jim Nelson
- Surgery(Transplant, LVRS, BVR, Stents)
- Travel( including O2 on airlines)

- Suggested Inhaler Sequence - Previous
- Suggested Inhaler Sequence - Current

AACVPR Resources
- Take Control of Your COPD Videos
- Depression and COPD
- Depression and COPD Q&A
- Pulmonary Rehab Alternatives

Find a Pulmonary Rehab. Facility*
Find a Local Support Group*
Find a Physician - AMA

Our Members Speak About Their COPD

COPDF Medicare Home Oxygen Reimbursement

Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
Q&A on Medicare Oxygen Payment
Assistance: Gov., Social and Misc.

Glossary of COPD Words and Terms

Special Interest Patient Surveys

Members Personal Pages and Profiles
Stigma and Stereotypes
New Survey 2007 Spiriva Update
Trans Tracheal Survey

Questions and Answers by Professionals
Q&A Oxygen Equipment: (Pete’s Posts)
Q&A Medical: Drs. Karpick, Yeager and Petty
Q&A Respiratory Therapy/Specialists
Q&A Transtracheal Oxygen (TTO)

New Meds, Trials and Studies
Clinical Trials-Center Watch List
ClinicalConnection (US and International Trials)
Clinical Trials GPS

- LIBERATE Endobronchial Valve Study
COPD Study for Los Angeles residents
- Respire Study examines the safety of PERFOROMIST ® (formoterol fumarate).
- RENEW Clinical Study evaluating the RePneu® system.
- Current/former smokers (Boston)
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- Uptake Medicale BTVA (VAPOR TRIAL)
- Long Term Oxygen Treatment Trial
- Clinical Trials - Government List
- Participating Members Notes on Valve Trials
Talking Points for Presentations
Latest Statistics - NLHBI
Latest Statistics - CDC By State

COPD Awareness Month
State COPD Legislation Passed in 2012
2012 COPD Proclamations Page
2011 COPD Proclamations Page
Letters to Editor
2010 COPD Events and Planning Guide

Current Projects
COPD Foundation News and Events
Medicare Oxygen Payment letter
Creation of a COPD Program at CDC
Sign the COPD Postage Stamp Petition!
Ending Disabled Waiting Time
Congressional COPD Caucus

EFFORTS Supplies
Brochures PDF Form for Copying
Brochures, How to Order

June 2012 NHLBI Public Interest Org Notes
June 2012 NHLBI PIO Public Advisory Board Notes
2012 ATS: Hyperinflation in COPD
2012 ATS: Pulmonary Rehab Across Spectrum of Diseases
Dec 2011 DC COPD Conf Photos
LTOT Conf Report 2011
Photos from Denver LTOT
EFFORTS Family Gatherings
EFFORTS in the News

- The Pulmonary Paper
- Dr. Tom Petty (Adventures of an Oxyphile2, etc)
- Magazines and Books on COPD
- PulmCCM Central

EFFORTS Newsletters

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