Addressing the Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Rural America

January 2019
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

View a publication that discusses the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its impact on rural America. This document covers rural risk factors for COPD, 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.