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Communities of Practice Forming
The Coordinated Chronic Disease Learning Community is sponsoring two Communities of Practice that will explore the issues, needs, and potential resources related to cross training chronic disease staff and implementing chronic disease self-management interventions. These Communities of Practice will begin meeting shortly and will continue for 6 months. There are limited seats available. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Jeanne Alongi at email@example.com.
Organizational Self Assessment for Addressing Health Inequities - Pilot Project
Ahead of the curve! Four state health departments (OR, NC, IA, and VA) are participating in a pilot project to revise the Organizational Self Assessment for Addressing Health Inequities Toolkit and Guidance. Each state has agreed to apply the five tools in the kit and provide feedback based on their experiences. Their recommendations will be incorporated into the final version, due to be released in October 2013.
Update on HOPE
NACDD was recently funded by the CDC to implement the HOPE (Health Opportunities through Prevention and Education) Program. In this project, NACDD will work with the CDC's Division of Community Health to translate NACDD's (and other national partners!) Healthy Community experience so that other communities, states, and organizations can benefit from learning how funded communities have been successful at implementing policy, system, and environmental changes to create a healthier commuity and prevent chronic diseases.
NACDD's Work with the Diabetes Leadership Initiative in Madison, Wisconsin
Wisconsin's Madison Magazine, which reaches over 20,000 readers, hailed NACDD's work with the Diabetes Leadership Initiative in their latest issue. The article reported, "the collaboration between state health officials, clinicians and diabetes experts at the local and national levels has allowed the Diabetes Leadership Initiative to grow, and NACDD has been "extremely supportive" of the work here in Wisconsin".
Now is the time for the 2012 NACDD Award Nominations
Each year, NACDD recognizes individual members of its Association for outstanding work in the field of chronic disease control and prevention. Any state health department employee serving in the area of chronic disease is eligible. Click the link below for descriptions or the awards.
The deadline for nominations is 3 pm EST on February 15, 2013.
Now you can apply online at: http://www.chronicdisease.org/?award_nomination_for
NACDD to Move National Headquarters
NACDD will be moving it's Atlanta-based headquarters down the street to a new facility in mid-January. The move will only affect NACDD's mailing address. All other contact information such as email, phone and fax will remain the same.
The new address is:
2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250 Atlanta, GA 30345
February 2013 NACDD General Member Call
The Impact of Social and Economic Factors on Health
Dr. Brian Smedley of the Health Policy Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies will provide a general orientation to demonstrate how social and economic factors affect health outcomes using initiatives like PLACE MATTERS. He will also describe selected case studies of situations where social and economic factors were applied to measure progress using examples like Moving to Opportunity, and recommend opportunities for NACDD members to partner with organizations like the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. As a result of the Webinar, participants will recognize the impact of an intervention that addresses a social or economic factor resulting in a positive health outcome.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
3pm ET - 4:00pm ET
Reserve your webinar seat now at:
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