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Who We Are

NACDD's Obesity Prevention work identifies ways in which the association can best serve its members as they work to reduce obesity and obesity-related conditions. NACDD in collaboration with the Directors of Health Promotion and Education and Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors has established the Tri-Affiliate Obesity Prevention Workgroup to strengthen our relationship and increase the effectiveness of state health departments chronic disease, nutrition, and health promotion efforts. 


What We Do

  • Assessment
  • Training
  • Technical Assistance
  • Obesity Policy
  • Evaluation

NACDD focuses on actions that support effective policy and environmental changes at local, state and national levels.  Such reports include:

  • Tri-Affiliate Obesity Prevention Workgroup: Supporting State Health Departments in Making a Difference, 2011.
  • Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States.  MMWR Recommendations and Reports, July 24, 2009.
  • Preventing Childhood Obesity:  Health in the Balance.  The National Academies Press, 2005. 
  • The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, 2001.
Contact Us
Ellen Jones, PhD, CHES
Council Consultant
601-540-6310

Denis Shepard, MAT CHEC
Council Consultant
803-657-5778
 

Paula Clayton, MS, RD
Member Lead
785-296-8916