Ann Potempa is the Public Health Communications Specialist at the Alaska DHSS. She discusses with the Health Yeah podcast the challenges and opportunities she's seen in health communications in The Last Frontier.



Lupus MMWR
A new report on racial disparities in mortality due to SLE in the Atlanta area.

Four new episodes of Power Tools.

HEAL Policy Guides
Content-specific guides for tailoring messages that reframe evidence-based approaches that resonate with decision-makers.

Reducing the Burden of Cancer in North Carolina

The N.C. Cancer Prevention and Control Branch (CPCB), with state partners, collaborated to release “Reducing the Burden of Cancer in North Carolina: A Data and Resource Guide for Communities to Fight Cancer” in November 2017, providing a mid-plan update on six priority cancers: lung, colorectal, female breast, prostate, melanoma, and cervical cancers.


Mission Statement

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors improves the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and at the national level.

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NACDD Headquarters will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28.

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