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.
- 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 DescriptionThe 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
Cost and Funding SourcesThe 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 AnalysisAs of July 1, 2021, this topic guide has 27,702 pageviews since it was launched on December 5, 2017.
Advice or Lessons Learnedn/a
Kristine Sande, MBA
Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)