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About Us - School Health

Who We Are

NACDD's School Health Project is committed to working to help build the capacity of Chronic Disease Directors and other health department staff involved in the health of children and youth. Its mission is to assist states and territories in reducing the risk and burden of chronic disease in school communities to promote lifelong health and to support academic success.

What We Do

The School Health Project assists Chronic Disease Directors and their staff to make informed decisions about a variety of school health issues by providing technical assistance, up-to-date information and resources, and professional development. The project focuses on school health issues most directly related to preventing chronic disease - physical activity, nutrition and management of chronic conditions in schools. We are a resource for people who have ever wondered how to tap into the resources of a health department and for those who currently work in a health department and want to know how to expand their reach in school health.

Who Should Join Us

The School Health Council is open to any state health department staff whose work intersects with schools, or who is interested in learning more about school health. State education department staff funded by or working in cooperation with school health initiatives in the state health agency are also welcome. The Council includes at least one school health designee from each state.


Laura DeStigter, MPH
School Health Consultant

Amanda K. Martinez, MPH, MSN, RN
School Health Consultant

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National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone (770) 458-7400
Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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