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COPD & Rural Health: A Dialogue on the National Action Plan

National Institutes of Health

Description

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, is a leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 150,000 deaths annually. Nationwide millions are affected by the disease, which imposes an enormous burden on individuals with COPD, their caregivers, and the nation’s health care system, especially in rural communities. 

The COPD National Action Plan, the first-ever blueprint for a multi-faceted, unified fight against the disease, provides a comprehensive framework for action by those affected by the disease and those who care about reducing its burden. This one-day, in-person meeting will bring together rural health and COPD experts to further the dialogue on how to address the goals and objectives of the COPD National Action Plan from a rural perspective and move toward its implementation by identifying challenges, opportunities, and resources; exploring solutions; sharing best practices; and fostering collaboration. A report will be developed and a webinar will be held later in the summer to summarize key findings from the meeting that can be referenced as organizations move toward implementation of the National Action Plan in rural communities.

Recap

If you missed the meeting or would like to revisit the discussions, you may watch the full recording.

Infographics

 

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard Transcript

 

COPD Illustrated Storyboard Goal 1

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard - Goal 1 Transcript

 

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard Goal 2

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard - Goal 2 Transcript

 

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard Goal 3

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard - Goal 3 Transcript

 

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard Goal 3

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard - Goal 4 Transcript

 

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard Goal 5

COPD and Rural Health Illustrated Storyboard - Goal 5 Transcript

Relevant Resources

To learn more about COPD and rural health, we suggest reviewing the following resources and materials:

COPD and Rural Health: A Dialogue on the National Action Plan

• Relevant organizations: Appalachian Regional CommissionHealth Resources & Services Administration, and Rural Health Information Hub

COPD National Action Plan and support materials

COPD and Rural Health Meeting Presentation

Urban-Rural Country and State Differences in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — United States, 2015.Janet B. Croft, PhD; Anne G. Wheaton, PhD; Yong Liu, MD, et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:205-211.

Health Disparities in Appalachia PDA, Inc., Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the Appalachian Regional Commission

Biological dust exposure in the workplace is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Matheson MC, Benke G, Raven J, Sim MR, Kromhout H, Vermeulen R, Johns DP, Walters EH, Abramson MJ. Thorax. 2005 Aug;60(8):645-51. PMID:16061705

Occupational exposure to pesticides are associated with fixed airflow obstruction in middle-age. Alif SM, Dharmage SC, Benke G, Dennekamp M, Burgess JA, Perret JL, Lodge CJ, Morrison S, Johns DP, Giles GG, Gurrin LC, Thomas PS, Hopper JL, Wood-Baker R, Thompson BR, Feather IH, Vermeulen R, Kromhout H, Walters EH, Abramson MJ, Matheson MC. Thorax. 2017 Nov;72(11):990-997. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209665. Epub 2017 Jul 7. PMID:28687678

Occupational Exposure to Vapor-Gas, Dust, and Fumes in a Cohort of Rural Adults in Iowa Compared with a Cohort of Urban Adults. Doney BC, Henneberger PK, Humann MJ, Liang X, Kelly KM, Cox-Ganser JM. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2017 Nov 3;66(21):1-5. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.ss6621a1. PMID:29095802

Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas — United States, 1999-2014. Moy E, Garcia MC, Bastian B, et al. Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas — United States, 1999-2014. MMWR Surveill Summ 2017;66(No. SS‐1):1‐8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.ss6601a1

Materials and Publications

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
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Welcome & Opening Remarks

COPD National Action Plan Overview and Charge to the Group

  • James P. Kiley, Ph.D., Director, Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

COPD in Rural America

  • Paul Moore, D.Ph., Senior Health Policy Advisor, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
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Goal 1 Discussion
Empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to recognize and reduce the burden of COPD.

Presenter:

  • John Linnell, Board of Directors of the U.S. COPD Coalition; State Captain for COPD Foundation

Panel:

  • Barbara P. Yawn, M.D., M.Sc., FAAFP, Chief Science Officer, COPD Foundation; Adjunct Professor, Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota
  • Stephanie Cramb, LPN, CTBS, Case Manager, Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Eugenia Wyatt, LMSW, CCM, Health Services Manager for Case Management, Cigna­ HealthSpring

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
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Goal 2 Discussion
Improve the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of COPD by improving the quality of care delivered across the health care continuum.

Presenter:

  • Dan Doyle, M.D., Family Physician, New River Health Association and Cabin Creek Health System; Clinical Director, Appalachian Pulmonary Health Project

Panel:

  • Claibe Yarbrough, M.D., National Program Director, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep, Veterans Health Administration
  • Akshay Sood, M.D., M.P.H., Tenured Professor and Endowed Chair, Miners' Colfax Medical Center, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • David N. Weissman, M.D., Director, Respiratory Health Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Goal 3 Discussion
Collect, analyze, report, and disseminate COPD-related public health data that drive change and track progress.

Presenter:

  • Janet B. Croft, Ph.D., Chief of Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Panel:

  • Eric Stockton, B.A., Health Program Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Cara James, Ph.D., Director, Office of Minority Health and Co-Chair, Rural Health Council, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Alana Knudson, Ph.D., Co-Director, National Opinion Research Center Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Chicago

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
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Goal 4 Discussion
Increase and sustain research to better understand the prevention, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD.

Presenter:

  • Rowena Dolor, M.D., M.H.S., Director, Duke Primary Care Research Consortium; Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, Duke University

Panel:

  • Jean M. Rommes, Ph.D., Patient Advocate; ALA-Iowa Board Member; EFFORTS Board Member
  • David Mannino, M.D., FCCP, U.S. Medical Expert, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
  • Graham T. Atkins, MBChB, Attending Physician, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
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Goal 5 Discussion
Translate national policy, educational, and program recommendations into research and public health care actions.

Presenter:

  • Paul Moore, D.Ph., Senior Health Policy Advisor, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

Panel:

  • Maggie Elehwany, J.D., Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy, National Rural Health Association
  • Lisa Davis, M.H.A., Director and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
  • Mike Witte, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, California Primary Care Association 

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Antonello Punturieri, M.D., Ph.D., Program Officer, Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute