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September: General Member Call September 2013: New Chronic Disease Certificate from Georgia State University

Purpose of Webinar: The purpose of this webinar is to provide NACDD members with background information about a new online professional development program in chronic disease. Members will be asked to answer survey questions to assure the program is implemented to maximize program participation. Elizabeth Majestic from NCCDPHP, and Missale Ayele, Program Coordinator at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University will lead the discussion.

Need for Online Program: The passage of health reform expanded the public health system’s role in prevention. It has been well-documented that the Nation’s public health system is under-funded and under-staffed with well-trained workers; and questions have arisen about its ability to deliver on the expanded provisions in the law. According to soon-to-be published data from Georgia State University (GSU) researchers, even well-educated public health professionals may consider themselves ill-prepared to meet the challenges in preventing and controlling chronic diseases.

Working Together To Address Your Critical Training Needs: Supported by NACDD in collaboration with CDC and the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, the program responds to the training needs identified by an assessment of state, territorial, and local governmental public health workers whose responsibilities include preventing and controlling chronic diseases. The program is designed to accommodate those who are trying to balance a full-time work schedule with an online program. The format of the program provides the flexibility you need to log into course portals, access course materials, and work on assignments around the clock from any location.

Original Broadcast Date: September 26, 2013

Archived Recording:  Not available


AUGUST:  General Member Call August 2013: An Under-recognized Public Health Crisis – Making Arthritis a National Priority

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. Unfortunately, arthritis often limits physical activity and complicates management of these chronic diseases.

Despite all the myths, arthritis can be managed and its disability can be prevented. Because arthritis is often met with complacency by patients, law makers, and others, there is an urgent need to elevate arthritis as a serious public health issue. This webinar will introduce you to the many activities that are being done locally and nationally to make arthritis a national public health priority.

Patience White, MD, vice president, public health policy and advocacy, and Mary Waterman, MPH, director, public health from the Arthritis Foundation will share their expertise and knowledge about arthritis and will highlight ways that you can improve the lives of people with arthritis in your community.

Original Broadcast Date: August 22, 2013

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JULY:  NACDD General Member Call July 2013: The Editor's Perspective on Reviewing and Selecting Manuscripts for Publication

This presentation will describe what the Editor in Chief of Preventing Chronic Disease looks for in reviewing and making decisions in the peer review publication process.In addition, this presentation will discuss the components of manuscript structure and organization that can strengthen a submission. Preventing Chronic Disease is dedicated to promoting the open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public.

Original Broadcast Date: July 25, 2013

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JUNE:  NACDD General Member Call June 2013: Orientation to the Equity Impact Review (EIR) Guide:


Join us for a discussion about the Equity Impact Review (EIR) Guide developed by the Washington State Department of Health. The webinar is intended to: (1) introduce the Health Equity Impact Review Guide, an assessment tool designed to help predict the impact of a public health policy or project on health equity; and (2) help you identify examples in which you can apply the Guide. Our featured presenter, Gail Brandt, helped to develop the EIR Guide.

Original Broadcast Date: June 27, 2013

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MAY:  NACDD General Member Call May 2013: Working More Effectively with the Education Sector Around School Health

Have you ever tried to reach out to schools to partner around health, only to be met by a closed door or seeming lack of enthusiasm? Have you encountered resistance and wondered why the education sector doesn't seem to care more about student or staff health and wellbeing?The NACDD General Member Call for May 2013 features speakers who highlight some important strategies for successfully communicating with and working within the priorities and limitations of the education sector. During the webinar presenters discuss the common mistakes that public health professionals make when looking to partner with the education sector, and how some of the challenges can be overcome.

Original Broadcast Date: May 23, 2013

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APRIL:  NACDD General Member Call April 2013: How Accurate and Reliable are Cardiovascular Screening Blood Tests

This webinar session provides information on the importance of standardized laboratory blood testing and its importance to the quality of clinical care, research and public health outcomes.

Original Broadcast Date: April 25, 2013

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MARCH:  NACDD General Member Call March 2013: Healthy Aging and Mobility- Integrating Efforts to Support Livable Communities Across the Lifespan

By 2030, there will be 72 million adults 65 years of age and older accounting for roughly 20% of the U.S. population. What environmental approaches are you using to maintain the health and well-being of this rapidly growing and functionally diverse population in your state? This webinar will focus on "Healthy Aging and Mobility -- Integrating Efforts to Support Livable Communities Across the Lifespan." You will learn about the importance of integrating mobility and livable communities into public health activities. You will also hear from the CDC Healthy Aging Program (HAP) and AARP about their current priorities and initiatives related to this topic. Through an interactive dialogue, your input will help guide HAP and AARP in their efforts to support future work that promotes the health and well-being of older adults

Original Broadcast Date: March 28, 2013

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FEBRUARY:  NACDD General Member Call February 2013: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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.

Original Broadcast Date: February 28, 2013

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