Illinois COPD Coalition
In 2007, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago formed the Illinois COPD Coalition, which has approximately 100 members throughout the state of Illinois. Coalition members represent a broad group of stakeholders, including: community-based agencies, public health departments; professional organizations; patients and caregivers; health care providers, including home health care agencies; and pharmaceutical companies.
Respiratory Health Association convened this group to create the State Plan for Addressing COPD in Illinois – a plan that outlines sustainable solutions to reduce the burden of COPD in Illinois. The State Plan for Addressing COPD in Illinois was released in 2008, and implementation of the plan is ongoing. Illinois is only the second state in the U.S. to have formed a coalition with a resulting state plan.
For more information about the Illinois COPD Coalition and the State Plan for Addressing COPD in Illinois, visit our dedicated website: www.copdillinois.org.