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Introducing the Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit Webinar


Organization: Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Start Date: 11/2019
End Date: 11/2019
Primary Goal: Goal 1: Empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to recognize and reduce the burden of COPD.
Secondary Goal(s):
  • Increase the effectiveness and variety of outreach communication campaigns and activities that utilize evidence-based approaches to raise awareness of COPD, particularly among those at high risk, and help people diagnosed with COPD manage the disease
Collaboration: Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD, President, Dorney-Koppel Foundation; Patricia Stauffer, MPH, Principal Research Analyst, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis; Stephanie Williams, BS, RRT, Director of Community Programs and Volunteer Management, COPD Foundation; Donna Dittman Hale, MHA, Executive Director, Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance, the Area Health Education Center for the Rappahannock Region
Activity Type: Material or product

Activity Description

Video, audio recording, PowerPoint handout, and transcript of a webinar introducing the Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit. Speakers include representatives from the Dorney-Koppel Foundation, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, COPD Foundation, and Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance. This webinar aligns with Goal 1 - Objective 2 of the COPD National Action Plan by sharing information and resources to increase the effectiveness and variety of activities using evidence-based approaches to raise awareness of COPD and reduce its burden.


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 webinar was held using ongoing RHIhub staff time.

Impact Analysis

The webinar had 59 participants. As of July 1, 2021, the webinar recording has 78 views since it was published on November 25, 2019.

Advice or Lessons Learned


Contact Information

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