STRIVE™ – COPD Awareness and Education program. STRIVE™ program provides pulmonary support groups among healthcare organizations that primarily serve patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases.
Individuals diagnosed with COPD often need support from not only health professionals, but also peers and others diagnosed with COPD. EFA sponsors educational workshops designed to encourage COPD-diagnosed individuals and their families/caregivers to share challenges and discover new ways to have a better quality of life living with the disease. This is a patient-centered approach to managing COPD.
Smoking is a leading factor in the development of emphysema and COPD. EFA seeks to educate smokers about the need to quit and the ways in which they can do so.