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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Chronic respiratory conditions

Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop programs to address chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Montana Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Bureau: July 2016-June 2018 Progress Report
Report highlights the public health efforts in the areas of tobacco cessation, diabetes and cancer reduction, and promoting physical activity, among other issues in Montana. Compares rates over a two year span and details the programs designed to address them.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Preventing Chronic Diseases and Promoting Health in Rural Communities
Lists causes for rural health disparities and describes ways in which the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works to improve health in these areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index
Provides access to state and county-level comprehensive health scores based on over 200 health condition categories. Includes data by condition for the top 10 national conditions. Identifies top conditions impacting each state and county. Based on claims data of over 41 million Blue Cross Blue Shield commercially insured members.
Additional links: National Health Index, State and County Views
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Chronic Disease in Rural America Topic Guide
Provides resources and information on the impact of chronic disease in rural areas, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Highlights specific chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, arthritis, and HIV/AIDS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
Provides access to national, state, and county-level data on environmental health topics, including air quality, heat stress, exposure to pesticides, and other factors. Also includes data on health concerns impacted by the environment, including asthma, COPD, cancer, and heart disease.
Additional links: Data Query Tool, Info by Location (County)
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CDC Rural Health
Provides an overview of rural health concerns, access to CDC-produced reports highlighting rural health issues, and examples of resources and successful approaches to improve health in rural communities. Topics addressed include antibiotic use, arthritis, cancer, child health, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), leading causes of death, diabetes, drug overdose, health behaviors, motor vehicle safety, suicide, seat belt use, and vaccination in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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U.S. County Profiles
County-level profiles that provide data by gender on life expectancy, chronic disease, obesity, physical activity, and smoking.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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U.S. Health Map
Interactive map that provides county-level data by gender on life expectancy, mortality rates, and risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical activity, alcohol use, and smoking.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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