142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Prevention, Programs, and Policies for a Forgotten Leading Cause of Death and Disability (organized jointly with the Medical Care section)

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to heighten the awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) issues, especially in light of the APHA Meeting’s theme “Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being.” The primary objective of the presentations is to communicate to the public health community about COPD, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and examples of preventive approaches and programs, as well as related healthcare policies.
Session Objectives: Assess the burden of COPD by jurisdiction and explain the health disparities associated with COPD. Describe innovative programming designed to reduce social isolation in people living with COPD. Describe community- and clinic-based interventions using epidemiologic data to target prevention, screening, and diagnosis of COPD. Explain changes in healthcare law that impact COPD patients and caregivers and understand legislative proposals aimed at improving access to care.

Geographic disparities in smoking and COPD mortality
Khosrow Heidari, MA, MS, MS, Elizabeth Traore, MPH and Steve Owens, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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