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News by Topic: Chronic respiratory conditions

Dec 6, 2019 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comment on changes to an information collection for the Coal Worker's Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). The program is designed to monitor the health of coal miners and to track trends and patterns in the prevalence of black lung disease. Comments are due by February 4, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
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 - 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 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