Valerie Chang

World Bronchiectasis Day was July 1

The first World Bronchiectasis Day was held on July 1, 2022, and will be on July 1 every year forward. It is to help increase awareness of this treatable condition, as well as share information on ways to reduce the burden this condition causes to patients and their loved ones worldwide. Watch this great short … Read more

15th Annual COPD Education Day–Friday, 9/10/2021

Pickup Truck Palms Surfer, Hawaii COPD Coalition

Join us for our FREE 15th annual COPD Education Day on Friday, September 10, 2021, from 9:30am-12 noon on zoom! Register early to save your space! Download flyer about event here: Our tentative program:Intro to COPD and Current Treatments by Czamira “Maya” Alba, NP, StraubExercise and Pulmonary Rehabilitation by Clarence Rodrigues, RRTEating Optimally for Lung … Read more

World COPD Day FREE Webinar

Join us for a free zoom webinar celebrating World COPD Day 2020 on Saturday, November 21 from 10-12 noon Hawaii Standard Time.  The topic is Living Well with COPD in a Pandemic.  The schedule is: 10:00-10:35am Hawaii Standard Time  Advanced Therapies for COPD:  Present and Future — Shanon Makekau, MD, pulmonologist at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii … Read more

COPD Education Day–FREE 9/11/2020 Online via ZOOM Webinar!

Hawaii COPD Ed Day Flyer

Register NOW and have a chance to win! Join us for the FREE 14th annual COPD Education Day on Friday, 9/11/2020 @10am-12 noon HST for a FREE online webinar via ZOOM. As always there will be great speakers, and the ability to get your questions answered. Hear about the latest on how to stay as … Read more

Learn more about COPD and COVID-19

Hawaii COPD Audio

Learn more about COPD and COVID-19 and the upcoming 14th Annual COPD Education Day Webinar of the Hawaii COPD Coalition! The free program is available on HPR-1, the Body Show with Hostess Family Practice physician Kathleen Kozak, MD of Straub Medical Center. She will host Hawaii COPD Coalition’s Executive Director, Valerie Chang on Monday, August … Read more

Webinars and Staying Connected

Hawaii COPD Coalition Contact

Hawaii COPD Coalition will be having online support group meetings through Zoom on 2nd Tuesdays and 2nd Fridays of the month, 10am-12 noon HST.  Details are posted on the calendar at www.hawaiicopd.org. For information about joining Zoom Meetings, check out this link: How to Join a Zoom Meeting. Zoom can be used via smart phone or most … Read more

Free Stuff, “Better Living with COPD”

COPD Book:  An excellent resource for anyone interested in learning to live with and manage COPD is published by Lung Foundation Australia and Queensland Health, 3rd edition of “Better Living with COPD.”  It includes information on medicine, inhalers, preventing and managing flare ups, pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise and physical activity, breathlessness, breathing exercises, airway clearance, home … Read more

HI Life with Coronavirus – Delivery Resources

Pickup Truck Palms Surfer, Hawaii COPD Coalition

People with chronic lung conditions and those over 60 are considered particularly at risk of getting severely ill if infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Such people should be especially careful to socially distance and avoid crowds.  Here are some tools to help: For Groceries There’s a new Hawaii nonprofit … Read more

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