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2018 NACDD Walkability Action Institute Request for Funding Assistance is Now Live

Posted By Margaret G. Ritchie, Monday, November 20, 2017
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 20 percent of American adults meet the minimum physical activity guidelines. The lack of regular physical activity can lead to the onset of many chronic diseases, some cancers, poor academic and job performance, and even early death. In many cases, place of living impacts health, including how a community’s built infrastructure and environment fosters access to: the opportunity to eat healthy food and be physically active; safe pedestrian transportation such as walking or biking. Community design can influence local community development and the economy. The problem areas, outlined above, were detailed in the 2015 release of the United States Surgeon General’s “Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.” 

Since the release of the report, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has implemented the Walkability Action Institute (WAI) through funds provided by the CDC Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO). During the last three years, states and communities have learned through WAI about methods of designing communities that yield healthier, more walkable, and active communities. For the fourth consecutive year, NACDD will manage a competitive request for funding assistance (RFA) process, where interested cross-disciplinary MPO-level (or other similar regional entities) teams can apply for travel assistance and selection to attend this year’s course.

  •  Applicants must commit to accomplish all project activities and deliverables as part of course participation;
  •  Applicants must establish an interdisciplinary team of four-to-six team members;
    • Four of these team members must represent the required fields of public health, planning, transportation, and elected officials and
    • Applicant teams may have up to two additional team members representative of other stakeholder disciplines. 

This year’s WAI course will be offered April 9-12, 2018, in Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia. Interested applicants can review all of this year’s details in the RFA and corresponding RFA documents uploaded to NACDD’s web site using this link: http://www.chronicdisease.org/page/WAI. NACDD will select at least eight teams to attend this year’s course. Participants will enjoy hands-on outdoor learning activities, along with cutting edge presentations from some of the nation’s leading experts.

 This year’s RFA application period closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 8, 2017. Please share this information with your partners and colleagues in every state.

 For more information or questions on the 2018 Walkability Action Institute, please contact Karma Harris at kedwards@chronicdisease.org.

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Dave Hoffman Receives Public Policy Award at the 15th Annual Meeting of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Posted By Julia Schneider, Monday, November 20, 2017

On Oct. 18, 2017, the 15th National Forum Annual Meeting featured an impressive line-up of panel discussions that supported the meeting’s Paths of Engagement theme. Presenters examined the current state of cardiovascular health in the U.S., and how to successfully advocate for prevention and population health in the current environment. These strategies included a discussion with the new U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH. Dr. Adams shared his agenda for prevention (recording available here) during the annual meeting.

David Hoffman, director for the Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimer’s Disease, Division of Long Term Care, New York State Department of Health, received the prestigious National Forum Public Policy Award. The award recognizes an individual who has been effective in advancing policy change to help reduce heart disease and stroke burden on a national, state, and local levels. Dr. Stan Shanedling, from the Minnesota Department of Health; a member of the CVH Leadership team; and Julia Schneider, NACDD consultant on the CVH team were in attendance. NACDD’s CEO John Robitscher and John Patton, NACDD director of public affairs, were also in attendance. NACDD has been a member of the National Forum for the past 15 years, and has supported state health department staff involved in the development of the Public Health Action Plan for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

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Community of Practice: Evidence-Based Childhood Weight Management Programs

Posted By Leslie Best, Monday, November 20, 2017

NACDD is collaborating with CDC to present a series of webinars to create a community of practice (COP) for peer-to-peer learning. The series will focus on successful examples within states on how they may support the use of evidence-based pediatric healthy weight programs (HWPs) in clinics, recreation centers, federally qualified health centers, and other venues. The webinars will be held monthly from January to June 2018. Topic examples for the upcoming series include: evidence-based HWPs, USTFPS guidelines, financing, partnership development, evaluation, monitoring, and dissemination. Chronic disease directors will be given the chance to assess the topics of greatest interest, and provide their recommendations for additional topics and speakers in a Nov. 29 survey. Individual input for webinar topic development is important to ensure all provided material is relevant. The webinars will be open to CDDs, staff working in the field of childhood obesity, and state and local partners. When the webinar topic schedule is finalized, we will issue additional information to CDDs to share with staff and partners.

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18 NACDD Walkability Action Institute: Request for Funding Assistance to Go Live Soon

Posted By Karma Harris, Monday, October 16, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 20 percent of American adults meet the minimum physical activity guidelines. The lack of regular physical activity can lead to the onset of many chronic diseases, some cancers, poor academic and job performance, and even early death. In many cases, place of living impacts health, including how a community’s built infrastructure and environment fosters access to: the opportunity to eat healthy food and be physically active; safe pedestrian transportation such as walking or biking. Community design can influence local community development and the economy. The problem areas, outlined above, were detailed in the 2015 release of the United States Surgeon General’s “Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.” 

Since release of the report, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has implemented the Walkability Action Institute (WAI) through funds provided by the CDC Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO). During the last three years, states and communities have learned through WAI about methods of designing communities that yield healthier, more walkable, and active communities. For the fourth consecutive year, NACDD will manage a competitive request for funding assistance (RFA), where interested cross-disciplinary, MPO-level teams (or other similar regional entities) can apply for travel assistance and selection to attend this year’s course. Specifically:

  • Applicants must commit to accomplish all project activities and deliverables as part of course participation;
  • Applicants must establish an interdisciplinary team of four-to-six team members;
    • Four of these team members must represent the required fields of public health, planning, transportation, and elected officials and
    • Applicant teams may have up to two additional team members representative of other stakeholder disciplines.
  • NACDD will select up to eight teams to attend this year’s course, and these participants will enjoy hands-on outdoor learning activities, along with cutting edge presentations from some of the nation’s leading experts.
  • This year’s WAI course will be offered April 9-12, 2018, in Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia. 

Stay tuned to NACDD’s website for the RFA, which will be posted on Oct. 30. Selected communities will benefit from the opportunity to attend WAI. It is a course experience not to be missed! Please share this information with your partners and colleagues in every state.

For more information or questions on the 2018 Walkability Action Institute, please contact Karma Harris at kedwards@chronicdisease.org.

 

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NACDD Releases New School Health Publication

Posted By Rachelle Chiang, Monday, October 16, 2017

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has released two new publications focused on strengthening student health and learning. The “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model: A Guide to Implementation is designed to support schools and school districts in the implementation of the WSCC model. NACDD conducted a webinar that highlighted the guide, which provided a strong example of local-level implementation.

 NACDD is the first organization to develop an implementation guide specific to the WSCC model, which was released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ASCD in 2014. The publication can support implementation efforts at the state and local levels, and may support a wide variety of users in these efforts such as: school administrators and staff; state and local health department staff; parents; and community members will find the publication useful in supporting implementation efforts at the state and local levels.

In addition, “Achieving Impact: State Successes in Improving School Nutrition, Physical Education, Physical Activity, and the Management of Chronic Health Conditions in Schools,” features the achievements of 15 states across the country, and select local districts/schools related to the implementation of 1305 State Public Health Actions, funded by the CDC.

To access these publications online and additional NACDD school health project publications, please visit http://www.chronicdisease.org/?SchoolHealthPubs

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NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat: Advancing Team-Based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements and Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure

Posted By Susan Svencer, Monday, October 16, 2017

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), hosted a Fireside Chat on Sept. 27, which focused on a unique project designed to advance team-based care. Fireside Chats provide an interactive format for state health agencies to hear from content experts on a number of topics pertaining to cardiovascular health and 1305/1422 priority areas. 

The panel discussion was moderated by Jeff Durthaler, population health consultant pharmacist for CDC, and featured G. Benjamin Berrett , manager, Pharmacy Primary Care Services at University of Utah Health, and Hannah Herold, Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager with the Wyoming Department of Health. The following project faculty, who guided participants, also shared their perspective: Lindsay Kunkle, director of Practice & Science Affairs, American Pharmacists Association; Marialice S. Bennett, professor emeritus, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy ; Troy Trygstad, consultant; and Krystalyn Weaver, vice president, Policy and Operations, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations.

The Fireside Chat highlighted the use of the pharmacists’ patient care process and collaborative practice agreements, and the experiences of states participating in a workshop-based project designed to implement the following new resources from CDC:

Methods & Resources For Engaging Pharmacy Partners
Using the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure: A Resource Guide for Pharmacists
Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements 

A recording of the Fireside Chat, as well as information on upcoming and previous Fireside Chats, can be found at: http://www.chronicdisease.org/?page=CVHWebinars

More information on the Advancing Team-Based Care project is available at: http://www.chronicdisease.org/?page=PPCPandCPAProject

The Fireside Chat was followed up with a Virtual Roundtable, which provided an opportunity for states to ask additional questions of project participants and share their experiences in this area with one another.

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California and New Jersey Cover Diabetes Prevention for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Posted By Trina Thompson, Monday, October 16, 2017

California and New Jersey are following Montana and Minnesota by covering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) for Medicaid beneficiaries, and as a result, anticipate millions in Medicaid savings.

 In recent months, California and New Jersey signed bills into law that will make NDPP a covered service starting in January 2019 under California Medicaid or “Medi-Cal,” and operationalized under New Jersey Medicaid after amendments or waivers are approved. In a historic first, the California legislature additionally invested in diabetes prevention with an annual $5 million allocation from the state general fund.

Studies have shown that NDPP saves $2,650 in healthcare costs in the first 15 months for each person who completes the program. Public Health Advocates, a non-profit advocacy group, indicates that by funding NDPP, Medi-Cal can expect a savings of more than $45 million each year in reduced medical costs, almost four times the cost of the program. In New Jersey, Medicaid, covers one in seven adults under the age of 65 and has more than 235,000 adults at risk of developing diabetes. Experts expect New Jersey may see comparable savings in Medicaid spending as beneficiaries complete the program. 

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The PATH to Standardized Laboratory Testing

Posted By Leslie Best, Thursday, September 21, 2017

NACDD works collaboratively with CDC, the Endocrine Society, and the Partnership for Accurate Testing of Hormones (PATH) to improve the quality of laboratory measurements for chronic disease biomarkers. Three workgroups established to complete the work focus on the following areas:

  •  Educating clinicians, particularly at national professional meetings, about the ways inaccurate hormone tests impact their medical practice;
  •  Reaching out through a congressional briefing to describe the impact of inaccurate testing on patients, timely diagnosis, and unnecessary healthcare costs; and
  •  Redesigning the PATH website to reach a broad audience, including patients and the media. The site is planned to be in place prior to the congressional briefing.

 The Steering Committee plans to broaden PATH membership by conducting outreach to potential new members during fall 2017.

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Funding Opportunity: Strategic Planning for Lupus

Posted By Leslie Best, Thursday, September 21, 2017

NACDD, with support from CDC, collaborates with The Lupus Initiative, a program of the American College of Rheumatology, to build sustainable partnerships between leaders in state health departments and minority heath/health equity and community based organizations to support persons living with lupus.

On Aug. 28, NACDD released a Request for Applications to fund state and local health departments and community based organizations to convene a group of local, regional, and statewide partners at a one-day workshop to develop a strategic plan reflecting the four strategic domains of the National Public Health Agenda for Lupus. Workshops must be held between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. 

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New Virtual Reality Simulation Provides Education for Women Diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Posted By Frank Bright and Natasha McCoy, Thursday, September 21, 2017

During the next 10 months, a virtual reality simulation product will undergo testing. The product will help women, who are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, to understand their diagnosis, make informed decisions about treatment, and increase engagement with their medical care team. NACDD works on the development of this product with Dr. Lisa Richardson, director of the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) who leads the project for CDC.

 Called “Talking to Someone: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Simulation," the simulation is one of three products developed in the first phase of the NACDD Innovative Communication in Cancer Prevention and Control Project. Valuable contributors to the project along with CDC include: Kognito LLC, a virtual reality simulation developer; Westat Incorporated; Northside Hospital Cancer Institute; Greenville Hospital System; and many key informants. 

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