As you probably know, the COPD Foundation launched the COPD360social.org networking platform in November 2014. The site is an invaluable resource by serving as a one-stop-shop for COPD: access quality educational materials, participate in research, become an advocate, and connect with new friends. It allows us to meet, chat, collaborate and support one another- and now you can read the Faces of COPD blog posts on COPD360social.org! We want to hear from patients, caregivers, and professionals daily. Your thoughts, concerns, fears, and inspiration- become a part of our interactive, collaborative community to friends, learn about events in your area, chat with the experts, and learn how to take action- all on your time, at your pace. At COPD360social you can:
- Create a personal profile describing yourself
- Get to know others with COPD
- Ask a question
- Start a discussion
- Share your story
- Comment on a blog
- Access educational materials
- Find out about COPD events in your area and across the country
- Find a pulmonary rehabilitation program near you
- Find a breathing support group near you
- Make a difference through research
- Have a voice in policies and laws
- Be inspired!
There is a lot of information on the internet. Sometimes it can be pretty overwhelming. It can be hard to know what’s true and what’s not, and which are proven treatments and those that don’t have scientific support. With COPD360social you can be confident you are getting quality information from a trusted source. Join COPD360social, because we are stronger when we work together. Visit www.COPD360social.org to create your profile and access future COPD Foundation blog entries.