COPD National Action Plan:
Community Action Tool
Discover the progress the COPD community has made toward implementing the goals and objectives in the COPD National Action Plan.

Kentucky COPD Advisory Board


Organization: Kentucky Department for Public Health
Start Date: 10/2016
End Date: Ongoing
Primary Goal: Goal 5: Translate national policy, educational, and program recommendations into research and public health care actions.
Secondary Goal(s):
  • Goal 2: Improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD by improving the quality of care delivered across the health care continuum.
  • Goal 3: Collect, analyze, report, and disseminate COPD-related public health data that drive change and track progress.
  • Improve access to care for people with COPD, particularly for those in hard-to reach areas
  • Facilitate dissemination of data and analyses. Report the prevalence of COPD in accordance with the requirements of public health and health care organizations
  • Strengthen the public health infrastructure for addressing COPD
Collaboration: ALA, COPD Foundation, University of Kentucky, Southern KY AHEC, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, Medicaid, BRFSS, KY Primary Care Association, Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care, KY Hospital Association
Activity Type: Policy/advocacy

Activity Description

In late 2016 the Department for Public Health collaborated with state partners to create a Kentucky COPD Advisory Board. The board meets quarterly to address COPD issues in the state.


General Audience: Patients, Caregivers or family members, At-risk populations, General public, Health professionals, Policymakers/advocates
Focused Audience: n/a
Program Reach: State: Kentucky
Type of Area: Urban, Suburban, Rural
Setting: Community

Cost and Funding Sources

Funding comes from the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from CDC,

Impact Analysis

Currently working to develop a state strategic/action plan.

Advice or Lessons Learned

Be sure to include COPD patients/caregivers in the process!

Contact Information

April Thomas
Kentucky Department for Public Health
PHHSBG Coordinator