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State Plan for
Addressing COPD

Respiratory Health Association's


In 2007, Respiratory Health Associaiton of Metropolitan Chicago convened the Illinois COPD Coalition, comprised of approximately 100 lung health stakeholders from throughout the state of Illinois, including representatives from community-based organizations, public health departments, professional organizations, patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and home healthcare providers. In 2008 the Illinois COPD Coalition produced the State Plan for Addressing COPD in Illinois that outlines sustainable solutions for reducing the burden of COPD in Illinois. The primary objective of the Illinois COPD Coalition is to implement strategies set forth in the state plan and to meet annually to evaluate progress and set priorities for future implementation activities.


Illinois COPD Coalition Timeline:
         2007 - Coalition convened
2007/2008 - Working group meetings, finalization of plan
 April 2008 - Legislative Spirometry in Springfield
  May 2008 - Release State Plan for Addressing COPD
  May 2008 - Disseminate plan to legislators
  Nov 2009 - Conference call discuss implementation progress
  May 2010 - Coalition Annual Meeting




For more information, contact Eileen Lowery.