Friday, November 30, 2007

COPD Patients And Family Members, Let Your Voices Be Heard!

Dear Friend,

In 2004, the National Emphysema/COPD Association (NECA), previously known as the COPD Research Network, conducted the largest survey in the United States of persons with chronic lung disease, including chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema. The survey results provided valuable insights regarding the needs of the COPD community to physicians and other health care providers.

We are now very excited to begin our follow up survey in conjunction with Innovative Health Solutions, Corp., a strategic healthcare analysis and research consulting firm.

Below is a link to the NECA website where you will be able to access and take one of two surveys. One survey is for the person with COPD. The other survey is for the individual who cares about the person with COPD and provides valuable assistance to them (for example, a spouse, a child or other close relative). Your household may complete either or both surveys. Each survey should be completed independently, without input from anyone else, within the next week to ten days.

To take the surveys, go to:

Many of you participated in the previous survey and we thank you and look forward to your participation in this survey as well. It is extremely important to all of us in the COPD community. All answers will be treated as strictly confidential. No personal identifying information will be disclosed.

If you have any questions about the survey please send an email to
or call 1-866-340-NECA (6322).

Thank You for your participation.