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Who We Are

The focus of the NACDD diabetes initiative is the long standing Diabetes Council, comprised of more than 250 members including program managers and staff representing all states, territories and jurisdictions. The Diabetes Council supports health departments implementing diabetes prevention and control strategies which are primarily associated with CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation-funded activities.

Advocate. Connect. Inspire.
The Diabetes Council is governed by the Leadership Group, an elected body comprised of representatives from state health departments. The Leadership Group acts as a collective voice for change and advocates on behalf of state health departments, connects with colleagues across the country and inspires strategic direction for diabetes prevention and control. The Leadership Group, along with support by NACDD consultants, act as a pathway between the CDC and state health departments and makes it easier for states to fulfill their requirements and achieve success.

Who Should Join Us

All state health department staff (and contractors who serve in the role of state staff) are welcome to join the Diabetes Council and are encouraged to serve on workgroups.

  • Networking, communication, and problem solving on common issues
  • Skill building, training and resources
  • National perspective, liaison, collective voice

Major Activities of the NACDD Diabetes Council

  • Monthly Diabetes Council General Member calls
  • Webinars on emerging topics
  • Workgroups
    • Leadership Group
    • Professional Development Workgroup
    • Mentoring Workgroup
  • Educational Scholarships to attend workshops or conferences

Your Diabetes Council Executive Team

Pam Geis (WI), Chair
Christopher Lucero, (NM), Chair Elect
Laura Heinrich (IN), Past Chair

 

Your NACDD Public Health Consultants

Patricia Herrmann, MS, RD, pherrmann@chronicdsease.org
Tiffany M. Pertillar MSW, MPH, CHES, tpertillar@chronicdisease.org