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March 2014
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.
Message from the CEO
NACDD Changes Board Leadership

After distinguished service as the president of NACDD's Board of Directors since 2013, Sue Grinnell of Washington State turned the leadership of NACDD over to Iowa's Chronic Disease Chief, Jill Myers-Geadelmann.  Sue served on the NACDD Board as its president-elect before taking the helm in 2013.  She navigated the organization through the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and spearheaded the organization's five year strategic plan among other notable achievements.  She will remain in the role of Past President of NACDD and now serves Washington State as its Special Assistant for Health Reform and Innovation.  

NACDD welcomes Jill Myers-Geadelmann as its new President of the NACDD Board of Directors.  Jil
l is the Chief of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in the state of Iowa.  Jill received her Bachelors of Science in Education/Community Health Education, from Iowa State University and later earned her Nursing Degree from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing.  She serves on the American Cancer Society's Leadership Board for Iowa and has expertise in diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke as well as WISEWOMAN, coordinated chronic disease and health promotion.  She is the NACDD Representative for the CDC's Healthy Brain Initiative and the End of Life Project. Jill has served on NACDD's Board of Directors since 2011 and as President-Elect since 2012.  As a graduate of the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute, Jill demonstrates significant leadership and management expertise in her roles as Board Member and Chronic Disease Chief. 

John W. Robitscher, MPH
In this issue...

NACDD Project Updates/News

Partner Updates/News
Upcoming Opportunities

Important Resources

Upcoming Events

Last Month's Highlights

Impact Fact
NACDD Project Updates & News
NACDD is pleased to announce that four community providers in Florida and Michigan have been selected to receive funding to advance evidence-based self-management programs.  Read more...

Ann Forburger and Marti Macchi, two of NACDD's consultants visited the North Dakota Department of Health to provide TA in relation to the 1305 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity and School Health grant.  Read more...

In January 2013, the Utah Department of Health convened the Health Care Systems Partnership.  An important goal of the partnership was to work on a project that advances four important national health care trends:  health information technology, meaningful use; patient centered medical homes and accountable care organizations (ACO)s.  Read more...
On March 18th, NACDD announced the winners of its annual leadership, excellence and impact awards for 2014.  Joseph W. Cullen Award for outstanding contributions to Chronic Disease Prevention and Control outside the traditional public health field, was awarded to Kathleen Nolan, of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) for her work with the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid sustainability.  She has had a long history of service to states through the National Governor's Association, ASTHO and the Colorado Department of Health.  Read more...
NACDD conducted its official Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, March 18th at 2pm Eastern Time.  The meeting was held by conference call and addressed official business of the organization.  This year, NACDD's sitting president, Sue Grinnell of Washington, transferred her leadership of the association to Jill Myers-Geadelmann of Iowa. Financial reports were given and approved and John Robitscher addressed the members regarding the State of the Association. The meeting invites an appointed representative from each state and US Territory to attend. 
Partner Updates & News
Webcast:  Up in Smoke?  The Beginning of the End of Combustible Tobacco Products

The 2014 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health calls for the rapid elimination of combusted tobacco products as a way to decrease the burden of tobacco-related death and disease in the United States.  Read More...
CDC Adds New Page to Prevention Status Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added a page to the 2013 Prevention Status Reports (PSRs) website to help users quickly locate reports for each state and the District of Columbia.  Read More...
New ASTDD Policy Statement on the Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Leading Health Indicator

ASTDD members approved a new policy statement on Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Leading Health Indicator.  Read More...
Upcoming Opportunities
FOA:  Health Impact Assessment for Improved Community
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to increase the capacity of public health departments to include health considerations in transportation and land use planning decisions, and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making decisions that impact community design.  Read more...
Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection.    Read more...
Addressing Arthritis and Advancing Evidence-based Interventions

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