A COPD Patient Program

What is STRIVE™ ?
STRIVE™ is an educational program that provides patients, their families, and caregivers living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) the resources and tools they need to take control of their COPD. 

STRIVE™ will guide you through 6 learning objectives:


  • Module 1: Understanding COPD 
  • Module 2: Indoor and Outdoor Triggers and COVID-19 
  • Module 3: COPD, Mental Health, Depression, and Anxiety 
  • Module 4: Diet, Exercise and Energy conservation with COPD 
  • Module 5: COPD and Medication Management 
  • Module 6: Exacerbation and COPD action plan  


In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Learn More, Breathe Better initiative, participants will receive the following resources and tools: 


  • A pedometer to track your activity 
  • A spirometer to test your lung function 
  • Weekly journal booklets to track your thoughts and progress 
  • Direct access to a health educator that can answer your questions 
  • A COPD action plan for you and your primary care physician 

In addition, participants of the STRIVE™ program are entered into a research study that allows NHLBI and EFA to learn more about the knowledge gaps about COPD. The study will help to build awareness and understanding of the disease for future generations. 

Do I qualify as a participant of STRIVE™ ?

STRIVE™ is a FREE program and is now available on demand virtually where you can access and complete the learning objectives 

 on your own time and at your own pace. Instructor led in-person workshops are also available upon request. 

Requirements to participate in the program: 

  • Have a physician-diagnoses of COPD
  • Live in Southern California
  • Have access to internet and computer 
  • Actively participate in six 20-40 minute modules 
  • Willingness to complete a pre- and post-survey in each module and two follow up surveys administered over six months by our health educators 
  • Use of the spirometer, pedometer, and journal booklets to document weekly progress 
Are you ready to take charge of your COPD? Register today and hear from our health educators to get started. 
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Did you know?
  • COPD is currently the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. and accounts for nearly 160,000 deaths per year.
  • More than 16 million people have been diagnosed with COPD and it is estimated that millions more have it but do not know it.
  • COPD is a leading cause of disability and an estimated 1 in 5 adults, age 45 and over, suffers from COPD.
  • Smoking is responsible for roughly 8 out of 10 COPD deaths and it is the number one cause of COPD: 75% of COPD cases occur in people who have a history of smoking. (Want to quit smoking here is a link to a resource.)
  • Smoking is responsible for roughly 8 out of 10 COPD deaths and it is the number one cause of COPD: 75% of COPD cases occur in people who have a history of smoking. Ref 5
Statistics provided by the NHLBI
Other Resources

Quit smoking with the help of Kick It California and Quit with Zero. Take the first step towards quitting. Reference EFA for a discount or free services by clicking below! 

Track the status of your COPD and receive daily resources on the Health In Motion App on your mobile phone. Read more below.

Take advantage of this 4-day FREE lung rehabilitation boot camp with a live licensed Pulmonologist or Respiratory Therapist with the Home Rehabilitation Network.

For inquiries, connect with our dedicated staff members:

Irma Torres, Health Educator at [email protected]

Savannah Arceo, Program & Outreach Associate at [email protected]