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August 2013 Impact Brief
NACDD is the only organization representing all state and jurisdictional chronic disease staff, dedicated to building capacity and making public health good for the public.
NACDD News & Project Updates
NACDD "ACHIEVErs" Still Achieving Healthy Communities in Lake County, Ohio

Hard work and ongoing success is nothing new for NACDD’s ACHIEVE community Lake County, Ohio. Since beginning its Healthy Communities efforts in early 2009, coalition members have established 60 sustainable changes to improve healthful living, affecting the lives of thousands of people for the better. Read more...
NACDD Partners with CDC to Develop Summer Webinar Series

In an effort to strengthen and build capacity, NACDD is collaborating with CDC to develop a summer webinar series focusing on understanding health system reform, the changing landscape of clinical care and the evolving role of public health. Read more...
Million Hearts® Collaboration Releases State Engagement Guide

The Million Hearts® Collaboration unveiled the State Engagement Guide on August 20, 2013, with a webinar co-sponsored by NACDD and ASTHO. The purpose of this guide is to assist states with opportunities and actions to engage in Million Hearts®. Read more...
NACDD's Health Equity Council Partners With Bay Area Health Inequities Initiative

For the past two years, NACDD's Health Equity Council has worked with the Bay Area Health Equity Inequities Initiative on their Organizational Self-Assessment for Achieving Health Equity Toolkit. The Toolkit was originally developed to assist local health departments develop capacity to address health inequities. Read more...
NACDD Sponsors 7th Annual Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit

NACDD joined public and private health partners in Missoula, Montana to share best practices in prevention and cessation efforts regarding smokeless and spit tobacco products. Today more than 90% of all smokeless tobacco users are male and 15% of all high school boys use smokeless tobacco. Learn more about the summit at
NACDD Invited to Attend the National Association of Local Boards of Health Annual Conference

CEO, John Robitscher represented NACDD at the NALBOH annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. "This conference was practical and proactive," said Robitscher, emphasizing the conference's focus on involving citizens in public health decision making. Read more...
Partner Updates
CDC Reports Decline in Obesity Among Low-Income Preschoolers in Many States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that after decades of rising rates, obesity among low-income preschoolers declined slightly in 19 states and U.S. territories from 2008 through 2011. Read more...
CDC's Development of Combined Initiative Provides Aid in Reducing Adult & Childhood CD Risk Factors
CDC's new combined initiative provides support to all 50 states and the District of Columbia to reduce the risk factors associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In addition, 32 states receive extra funds to enhance their program and to reach more people. Read more...
NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies
Doctors typically give patients prescriptions for medications. But a new program in New York City has doctors prescribing fruits and vegetables to obese and overweight patients.
Making Strides Toward Active Living: The Policy Research Perspective
The Physical Activity Policy Research Network is showcasing the works of its network members in a supplemental edition of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice in May/June 2013. The articles in this issue demonstrate the breadth and scope of research on policies that can influence population-level physical activity. All levels of policy research are represented in this supplement. Click here to access the articles...
Upcoming Opportunities
Pilot of Mail-Based CDSMP Seeking Participants
Dr. Kate Lorig, Department of Medicine Director for the Patient Education Research Center at Stanford University and founder of the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management program (My Toolbox), is recruiting participants for a CDC-funded pilot of a mail-based self-directed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). Adapted from existing CDSMP materials, The Active Living with Chronic Conditions Tool Kit was developed to meet the needs of adults with chronic conditions who cannot or do not want to attend the CDSMP workshops in-person or participate online via Better Choices Better Health. Read more...
Important Resources
This report was generated in conjunction with the HHS Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions.
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Upcoming Events
NACDD August General Member Call
An Under-recognized Public Health Crisis: Making Arthritis a National Priority
Thursday, August 22, 2013
3-4:00 pm ET

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Join us to find out what you can do to combat the under-recognized public health crisis of arthritis. A shocking 50 million adults have arthritis and the prevalence is expected to rise dramatically in the future. Even more troubling is that half of adults with heart disease, diabetes, or obesity also have arthritis. Read more...
The 2013 Leadership for Healthy Communities Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit, The Future of Childhood Obesity Prevention: State and Local Success to National Progress, will recognize the significant progress in preventing and reducing childhood obesity through healthy eating and active living (HEAL) policies at the state and local level.
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