As physicians, we encourage our patients every day to be active and adopt a healthy lifestyle. But we know that many of our patients suffer from irreversible chronic conditions, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which affects an estimated 1.1 million Texas adults. This disease can make it difficult for people to get regular exercise.
November is National COPD Awareness month. Find out how you can help prevent COPD at your walk this month.
These easy-to-read, one-page fact sheets are great for educating your patients and walk participants. All materials are in English and Spanish (PDF):
What is COPD?
What Causes COPD?
How the Lungs Work
Understanding Your Lungs and Comorbidity
Living With COPD
Physical Activity and COPD
Did you know that participating in regular aerobic exercise - like walking - can improve circulation, help the body better use oxygen, and improve COPD symptons?
Help prevent COPD, and educate your patients about this disease, by stepping out on Nov. 20 for World COPD Day.
As a walk leader, if you participate as detailed below, you will receive your choice of a long sleeve WWAD t-shirt or a wind- and rain-resistant WWAD jacket.
How do you participate?
Schedule a day in November to host your walk.
Select your COPD-related topic.
Ask participants to complete a short survey on site.
Email all of the above to Debra Heater
Find all the resources you need to host your COPD walk this November. TMA's ready-to-go toolkit makes it easy.
Part of participation in National chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Awareness Month, we are assessing our educational impact. Download the survey, have your walkers fill it out onsite and email to Debra Heater.
Download the COPD Toolkit
Got COPD questions? Call the Knowledge Center.