COPD National Action Plan:
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Chronic Disease in Rural America Topic Guide


Organization: Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Start Date: 12/2017
End Date: Ongoing
Primary Goal: Goal 1: Empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to recognize and reduce the burden of COPD.
Secondary Goal(s):
  • Increase public awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of COPD so that earlier diagnosis of symptomatic individuals becomes the norm
Collaboration: We worked alone
Activity Type: Material or product

Activity Description

The Chronic Disease in Rural America topic guide provides an introduction of chronic disease in rural areas and answers frequently asked questions on the topic. It also shares related charts, data, resources, rural model programs, events, news, funding, and other opportunities. The topic guide highlights several chronic diseases, including chronic respiratory conditions. This topic guide aligns with Goal 1 - Objective 1 of the COPD National Action Plan by sharing information and resources to increase public awareness to recognize and reduce the burden of COPD.


General Audience: At-risk populations, General public, Health professionals, Employers, Researchers, Policymakers/advocates
Focused Audience: n/a
Program Reach: National
Type of Area: Rural
Setting: Online

Cost and Funding Sources

The Rural Health Information Hub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. This topic guide was created using ongoing RHIhub staff time.

Impact Analysis

As of July 1, 2021, this topic guide has 27,702 pageviews since it was launched on December 5, 2017.

Advice or Lessons Learned


Contact Information

Kristine Sande, MBA
Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Program Director
Grand Forks
North Dakota