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News by Topic: Chronic disease management

Nov 22, 2019 - While Parkinson's Disease is traditionally thought to affect mostly men, many women are also affected, with those in rural areas facing even greater challenges. Highlights a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award that created a Parkinson's research and care agenda for women.
Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Nov 20, 2019 - The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) hosted a meeting to discuss goals and objectives of the COPD National Action Plan that was implemented to tackle the disease. Includes resources from various organizations and the Learn More Breathe Better program that help rural communities manage and prevent COPD.
Source: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Nov 15, 2019 - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds 13 state programs to help patients improve their quality of life and manage arthritis. Includes insight from leaders of arthritis programs in Washington, Oregon, and Utah on how to maintain sustainability and success while tackling health disparities in rural communities.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Nov 15, 2019 - Highlights the work and story of Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, who was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2001. Since then, she has become a spokeswoman and advocate for patients with COPD, cofounding 12 pulmonary rehabilitation centers with her husband, and focusing on placing them in rural communities.
Source: CNN
Nov 13, 2019 - Highlights a researcher and professor from Ohio State University who is working to implement a cervical cancer prevention program in Appalachia. The program will increase screenings and HPV vaccinations, as well as help women to stop smoking.
Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Nov 11, 2019 - Identifies approaches that community based programs have implemented to combat the disproportionate rates of chronic disease in rural areas. Common characteristics of a successful program includes gaining organizational support, thinking outside of the box, building in sustainability, and collaborating with communities.
Source: Health Payer Intelligence
Oct 31, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments from the public regarding barriers and opportunities to effective chronic disease prevention. Responses are due by December 13, 2019.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oct 23, 2019 - Notice from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeking public comment on proposed changes to an information collection for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education grant program. Comments are due November 22, 2019.
Source: Federal Register