COPD Prevalence and Impact

National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

This webinar recording discussed the prevalence and impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This event was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center).

Speakers include:

  • Kristi Martinsen, Director, Hospital State Division, FORHP
  • Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD, President of the Dorney-Koppel Foundation
  • Lannette Johnston, MS, BSN, RN, CHC, Quality Improvement Coordinator with the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

Learning objectives include:

  • Discover the scope and scale of COPD matters in rural America
  • Understand the personal impact of COPD
  • Learn about national initiatives and FORHP efforts
  • Hear an example of state-level efforts underway with COPD



Kristi Martinsen

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD

Dorney-Koppel Foundation

Lannette Johnston

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

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