Addressing the Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Rural America from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Webinar
Organization: Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Start Date: 03/2019
End Date: 03/2019
Primary Goal: Goal 1: Empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to recognize and reduce the burden of COPD.
- Goal 2: Improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD by improving the quality of care delivered across the health care continuum.
- Increase public awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of COPD so that earlier diagnosis of symptomatic individuals becomes the norm
- Improve access to care for people with COPD, particularly for those in hard-to reach areas
Collaboration: Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove, JD, Committee Chair for the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; Antonello (Tony) Punturieri, MD, PhD, Program Director, Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH); Kathleen Dalton, PhD, Retired Research Faculty, Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina's School of Public Health; Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD, President, Dorney-Koppel Foundation
Activity Type: Material or product
Activity DescriptionVideo, audio recording, PowerPoint handout, and transcript of a webinar discussing the National Advisory Committee of Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) policy brief Addressing the Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Rural America and related recommendations. Speakers include representatives from NACRHHS, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the University of North Carolina's School of Public Health, and the Dorney-Koppel Foundation. This webinar recording aligns with Goal 1 - Objective 1 and Goal 2 - Objective 5 of the COPD National Action Plan by sharing information, resources, and recommendations to increase the effectiveness and variety of activities using evidence-based approaches to raise awareness of COPD, reduce its burden, and improve access to care for people with COPD in hard-to reach areas.
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 webinar was held using ongoing RHIhub staff time.
Impact AnalysisThe webinar had 63 participants. As of July 1, 2021, the webinar recording has 277 views since it was published on March 15, 2019.
Advice or Lessons Learnedn/a
Kristine Sande, MBA
Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)