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COPD National Action Plan

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Creating a COPD National Action Plan will provide states across the country with a unified and comprehensive plan to help reduce the burden of COPD. In order to develop a strong COPD National Action Plan, all COPD stakeholders were invited to join us for a special COPD Town Hall to help shape the plan.

During the COPD Town Hall, attendees were invited to join one of six working groups, each charged with developing objectives, strategies, and benchmarks for a specified goal (the six goals are listed below). The recommendations made by the working groups will directly inform the unified COPD National Action Plan.

  1. Empower patients, their families, and communities to recognize and reduce the burden of COPD
  2. Increase and sustain prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD
  3. Increase collaboration and coordination to sustain surveillance and evaluation to improve collection, analysis, dissemination, and reporting of COPD-related public health data
  4. Increase and sustain research to better understand prevention, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD
  5. Increase awareness and sustain COPD education among stakeholders, decision makers, individuals with COPD, their families, caregivers, communities, and populations at risk
  6. Integrate recommended policy, educational, and program changes into the legislative, research, public health, and care delivery structures of the nation

Each working group reported back on their suggestions during the second day of the meeting. To view the general sessions of the COPD Town Hall, visit the links below.

Day 1 Video Recording | Day 2 Video Recording

The input received during the meeting is critical to shaping the specific goals that make up the COPD National Action Plan. Check back to this site for updates on the development of the COPD National Action Plan.

Background Information

For background information on the COPD National Action Plan and the COPD Town Hall, click here.

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