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2018 NACDD Virtual Program Success Showcase

Watch a Live Webcast of NACDD Fireside Chat with U.S. Surgeon General and CDC Director, Feb. 1

On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, from 1-2 p.m. ET, the U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, alongside other chronic disease experts will participate in a National Association of Chronic Disease Directors panel discussion and live webcast, “Better Health Through Better Partnerships: How State Public Health Agencies Can Foster Innovative Relationships to Support Population Health.” Additional panelists include: Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH, Director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC and NACDD Board President Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH. The panel discussion will be followed by a brief Q&A.


The webcast will be available via GoToWebinar at:

The fireside chat kicks off NACDD’s 3rd Annual Program Success Showcase, an invitation-only poster session featuring NACDD’s project portfolio, held in Decatur, Ga.

Each year, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) hosts a Program Success Showcase featuring NACDD’s project portfolio allowing the Association’s Members, partners, and funders to gain an in-depth understanding of the contribution NACDD makes to the field of health promotion and chronic disease prevention and control.

This year’s Program Success Showcase theme, “Promoting Health, Preventing Disease, and Partnering for the Future,” features more than 65 projects bringing innovations in chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion to nearly every U.S. state and territory. Projects range from expanding the Diabetes Prevention Program into four new states, to creating inclusive opportunities for physical activity for people with disabilities, and to using artificial intelligence to help women with breast cancer make informed decisions about their treatment plans.

View the Virtual Poster Session.


About NACDD's Work to Prevent and Control Chronic Disease and Promote Health

This year kicks off the 30th anniversary of both the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the CDC’s Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and features the nation’s leading chronic disease and public health experts from the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC, state and territorial health departments, and private and nonprofit partners.

The increasing burden of preventable chronic disease is one of the greatest threats to American national security, our economy, and the stability of our communities. Preventable chronic diseases cause higher absenteeism and reduced productivity in the workforce and limit the number of fit and healthy recruits eligible to join our military.

Preventable chronic diseases (heart disease, cancer, and diabetes) also dominate the leading causes of death in the United States and are a major driver of billions of dollars in healthcare costs.

For example, approximately 86 million Americans (one in three) are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes have medical expenditures approximately 2.3 times higher than those without this condition. Yet, most Americans at risk can prevent type 2 diabetes through simple lifestyle changes in diet and exercise, and through evidence-based coaching programs such as the Diabetes Prevention Program.

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