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Join Great Discussions about Lung Health

Come and join the conversation about lungs in the World COPD Month of November! You can register online for these meetings and learn more at Right2Breathe.org and on the calendar of www.hawaiicopd.org. Starting in January, 2023, we will also be holding in-person support group meetings at Straub Library, 888 S. King Street, in basement, down … Read more

COPD Support Groups for 2022-2023

Due to COVID infections, we are still having COPD Support Group Meetings via zoom. Meeting times and dates for 2022 COPD support group meetings are online at ZOOM–2nd Tuesdays and 2nd Fridays of every month through October, 10am-noon, plus 2nd Friday in November and December Hawaii Standard Time (HST). Details, including zoom link are on … Read more

Donate through PayPal Giving Fund, when Shopping at AmazonSmile, and Foodland’s GiveAloha Program

PayPal Giving Fund Hawaii COPD Coalition has joined the PayPal Giving Fund program.  When you donate through the PayPal Giving Fund, 100% of the donation goes to the charity you have selected–no deductions, no fees.  More information about this program is here. Credit cards and debit cards are accepted. There is no cost to participate in this … 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

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

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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