COPD National Action Plan Community Action Tool Tracking System Development
- Create a collaborative official entity that implements, prioritizes, and tracks activities in accordance with the COPD National Action Plan's goals and objectives
Activity DescriptionThe COPD National Action Plan Community Action Tool (CCAT) is a self-service online system created by NHLBI to serve as a central repository that the COPD community can use to capture activities, see and report on progress toward implementation of the Action Plan’s goals, and collaborate with each other. It addresses Goal 5 of the COPD National Action Plan (translate national policy, educational, and program recommendations into research and public health care actions), specifically the Plan’s call to prioritize and track the five goals of the Plan through biannual reporting.
The CCAT is open to the entire COPD community for organizations to use the CCAT to record their activities, identify potential collaborators on projects and initiatives, monitor progress toward COPD National Action Plan goals, and identify where their efforts can make the most difference. The CCAT collects information about who conducted the activity (the organization as well as the specific contact person, to facilitate collaboration); what the activity was (including what goal(s) and group(s) it addressed); where, when, and with whom it was conducted; and how it was conducted, including lessons learned for others considering similar undertakings.
NHLBI and members of the COPD community can use the CCAT to capture and report on Action Plan progress, prioritize future efforts to address the burden of COPD, and identify activities that the community can learn from through broader exposure at conferences, in publications, etc.