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April 2016
NACDD is the only organization representing all state and jurisdictional chronic disease staff, dedicated to building capacity and making public health good for the public.

NACDD's GEAR Groups are already producing dynamic learnings after only two meetings.  In this issue, you will read about Gearing Up For Payment Reform from GEAR Group #3.  Last month we saw HHS Secretary Burwell announce the landmark decision that Medicare will soon cover the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  Similarly, as part of a CDC funded National DPP reimbursement project, NACDD is collaborating with a leading health intelligence firm to demonstrate alternative payment models with regard to the Medicaid population.  This June, NACDD will host a Medicaid Thought-Leaders Roundtable in Washington, D.C. and certainly payment reform will be on the agenda among other issues.  It is clear to all, that payment models are critical to overall healthcare reform.  Now, more than ever before, we are seeing real traction in this area.  NACDD would like to hear about your state's stories concerning payment reform and together we will continue to advance this important work.  You can email me directly at
In this issue...

NACDD Project Updates/News
Partner Updates/News Upcoming Events

Career Center
NACDD Project Updates & News

Multi-Organizational Gestational Diabetes Collaborative:  the Journey

Recognizing the many challenges this journey would present, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation and Reproductive Health partnered with the NACDD, in 2009 and established a multi-state and tribal collaborative.  The charge was to identify gaps in gestational diabetes (GDM) data, conduct quality improvement strategies and interventions to improve documentation, increase post-partum glucose testing, and increase education about GDM.    Read More...  

CDC and NACDD Convene Meeting on, "Opportunities for Cancer Prevention during Early Adulthood, Putting Scientific Evidence into Public Health Practice

CDC and NACDD convene a group of nationally recognized experts to review issues and identify public health opportunities to prevent cancer in the young adult population.

GEAR:  Shift Journal Club Meeting in May

NACDD's chronic disease management and leadership focused journal club will be meeting again on Thursday, May 19th at 3 pm ET.  We will be reading "A Customizable Model for Chronic Disease Coordination:  Lessons Learned From the Coordinated Chronic Disease Program" from the March 2016 edition of Preventing Chronic Disease.  The article is available at:  Please register for the journal club at:  For more information, please contact Ali Jaglowski at
Partner Updates & News
Photo caption: Dr. Shumei Yun (Missouri) and 2015 epidemiology program mentee, Ms. Lamees El-Sadek (Mississippi), 2015 CSTE Annual Conference, Boston, MA
Dr. Shumei Yun One of Five Finalists Selected to Receive CSTE's RWJF National Award for Outstanding Epidemiology

NACDD is proud to congratulate Shumei Yun, MD, PhD for her recent selection as one of five finalists for the ninth annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Award for Outstanding Epidemiology Practice in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities.  Dr. Yun serves as State Chronic Disease Epidemiologist for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and mentor (2015 and 2016 cohorts) for the National Mentorship Program in Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology.  Read more...
A new federal government plan has been released by the U.S. Public Health Service, listing strategies to improve access to care and address disparities in dental health.   Read more...
Dr. Hannah Weir explains cancer trends -- and how important excellent data are to help predict and plan for current and future cancer survivors.  Take five minutes and check out this video abstract in Preventing Chronic Disease.  Read more...
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) discusses linkages between chronic illness and mental health.  The study reveals that people with other chronic medical conditions have a higher risk of depression and people with depression are at higher risk for other medical conditions.  Read more...
Upcoming Events
April 2016 General Member Webinar

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:  An Introspective Look

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Register Here
Register Now!  NACDD to Host the Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference 2016

Date: May 3-4, 2016

NACDD has partnered with CDC's Environmental Health Tracking Branch to host its second virtual conference and you are invited.
 Click here for more information...

Register Here
Link to a recent survey lost & buried in your inbox? No problem! NACDD now houses all links, survey descriptions, etc. in our new Survey Library! Click here.
Coming Up...

The Coordinated Chronic Disease Calendar is a joint effort by the CDC and NACDD to provide a comprehensive overview of upcoming events, webinars, meetings, and professional development opportunities for chronic disease professionals.
Click here to see what's coming up!
Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD (AR)

Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHS (CT)

Jill Myers Geadelmann, RN (IA)

Debra Wigand (ME)

Tomas Aguilar (PA)
Judith Gabriele, MPH (NM)

Whitney Hammond, BSW, MSW (NH)

David Hoffman, MEd, CCE (NY)

Gabriel Kaplan, PhD, MPA, URP (CO)

Jon Lowry, MPH (OK)

Monica Morales, MPA (NV)

Cynthia Musial (WI)

Caroline Peck (CA)

Jean O'Connor, JD, MPH, DrPH (GA)

Ruth Petersen, MD, MPH (NC)

Kathy Rocco, MPH , RD (VA)

Khosrow Heidari, MA, MS, MS (SC)
(Ex-Officio Director)

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