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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

Denis Shepard, MAT CHEC
Council Consultant

Paula Clayton, MS, RD
Member Lead