Program Representative Interviewed: Dan Doyle, MD, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Medical
Director, Cabin Creek Health System
Location: Charleston, WV
Program Overview: The Appalachian Pulmonary Health Project (APHP) seeks to expand access to
pulmonary rehabilitation in rural settings through a collaborative network of 10 healthcare facilities,
including Critical Access Hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Rural Health Clinics. The APHP
is a regional collaboration within the national network, Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centers.
Guided by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Rehabilitation (AACVPR) model for pulmonary rehabilitation and the COPD
National Action Plan, APHP members share resources and best practices through a hub-and-spoke model,
West Virginia Project ECHO, to strengthen their pulmonary rehabilitation services. The APHP is expanding its
scope to include primary prevention of COPD, namely through preventing first use of tobacco among middle and
high school students, and ongoing chronic care management.