5145.0 Addressing the Third Leading Cause of Death: What is COPD?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) surpassed stroke as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2008. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accounted for over 97% of the CLRD deaths. To address the critical impact and burden of this disease, the proposed session will examine the overall state of chronic lower respiratory diseases; epidemiology of COPD; CDC’s approach to a national COPD plan; alliance building, awareness and education activities; and policy issues. It will include a summary of national and local COPD data, along with a discussion of the most up-to-date public health issues to support a call to action for this debilitating disease.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the magnitude and burden of COPD 2. Discuss the goals of the COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campaign 3. Identify two legislative policies that affect COPD

10:45 AM
Gaps and improvements in the public health surveillance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Janet B. Croft, PhD, Letitia R. Presley-Cantrell, PhD, Yong Liu, MS, James B. Holt, PhD, Winston C. Liao, MS and Earl S. Ford, MD, MPH
11:00 AM
A public health framework for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Letitia Presley-Cantrell, PhD, Stephanie Sturgis, MPH, Geraldine S. Perry, DrPH, RD and Janet B. Croft, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)