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Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Toolkit

Welcome to the Rural Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Toolkit. The toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing COPD programs in rural communities across the United States.

The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural COPD programs. There are more resources on general community health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

Module 1: Introduction
Overview of COPD in the U.S. and unique challenges that rural communities face.

Module 2: Program Models
Models for COPD programs.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising COPD programs that have been implemented in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing a rural COPD program.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools that can help with the evaluation of a COPD program.

Module 6: Funding & Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for the sustainability of a COPD program.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from a COPD program.