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Resources by Topic: Chronic respiratory conditions

Rural Patients with Chronic Disease: A Nonprofit Organization and a Health Department Leverage Federal Funding to Provide Health Education and Care Coordination
Features rural Alabama and North Carolina organizations that are using Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grants to improve health outcomes for patients with chronic disease through remote patient monitoring, health education, and network development.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COPD and Rural Health: A Dialogue on the National Action Plan
Summarizes workshop discussions between rural health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) stakeholders regarding the implementation of the COPD National Action Plan (CNAP) in rural settings.
Author(s): Paul Moore, Graham T. Atkins, Stephanie Cramb, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 35(4), 424-428
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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Understanding the Many Roles of COPD Foundation State Captains: Q&A with John Linnell
An interview with John Linnell, a rural COPD Foundation State Captain, who talks about COPD and how he and other Captains can be partners in efforts to impact the disease.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Black Lung Program, the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and the Excise Tax on Coal: Background and Policy Options
Information on black lung disease and benefits under the federal black lung program. Examines Black Lung Disability Trust Fund revenues, including coal excise tax, and discusses policy options that could improve the fiscal outlook of the Trust Fund. Features statistics including black lung benefit costs, number of beneficiaries, coal excise tax collections, and Trust Fund debt, with breakdowns by year.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Leading Causes of Death And Health Disparities among the American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Arizona
Highlights the health disparities and major causes of death faced by the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities in Arizona to serve as a guide for tribal leaders and organizations when developing programs focused on improving AI/AN health. Includes information and data derived from Arizona population health and vital statistics, United States Census Bureau, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) on chronic disease, causes of death, and behavioral risk factors for AI/AN populations.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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The Rural COPD Podcast
Podcast series about rural chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Each of the 6 episodes features a COPD expert offering perspectives on rural COPD based on their expertise and experiences.
Date: 2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Critical Access Hospital Network (CAHN): Eastern Washington Critical Access Hospital Network's Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program, Washington
Brief overview of a care coordination program that used Washington State's Health Home Program, an intensive care coordination program for high risk Medicare-Medicaid patients, as a guide. Discusses the program's sustainability efforts, as well as key takeaways about the program. The program was funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018 and received additional philanthropic funding through a public-private partnership.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Williamson Health and Wellness Center (WHWC): Community Health Worker Care Coordination Program, West Virginia
Brief overview of a care coordination program using a team of community health workers, a registered nurse, and a nurse practitioner. Discusses the program's sustainability efforts, as well as key takeaways about the program. The program was funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018 and received additional philanthropic funding through a public-private partnership.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Sourcebook: Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Recipients, 2015-2018
Detailed descriptions of the eight initiatives funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program for the 2015-2018 period. The programs focused on care coordination activities for type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Includes information on the organizations involved, community characteristics, program services, outcomes, and more.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Addressing the Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Rural America
Discusses the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its impact on rural America. Covers rural risk factors for COPD and healthcare disparities influencing rural COPD patients' ability to access care. Discusses ongoing federal COPD programs and offers policy recommendations and considerations to improve access to COPD care and treatments for individuals living in rural areas.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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