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January 2014 Impact Brief
January 2014
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.
Message from the CEO
As I write this, the Congress is expected to pass the first Omnibus spending bill since 2011.  Moreover, the Prevention Public Health Fund will be appropriated through Congressional action for the first time, thereby protecting those funds from use elsewhere in government.  While both congressional actions had been long awaited and should be celebrated in their own right, the greatest news to me, was the wholesale acknowledgement by both sides of the aisle that prevention of chronic conditions and the leading cause of death and disability has finally earned a permanent seat at the table — that prevention is the very nucleus of lasting personal health change and the core of health reform — that primary, secondary prevention has an equal space with detection and treatment.  Now it is up to those of us in population health to put our shoulders into our work and take full advantage of the charge that we’ve been given.  It is far more than money in the coffers.  It is about deploying the powerful potential of prevention and ensuring a strong return on our nation’s investment.

John W. Robitscher, MPH
In this issue...

NACDD Project Updates/News

Partner Updates/News
Upcoming Opportunities

Important Resources

Upcoming Events

Last Month's Highlights

Impact Fact
NACDD Project Updates & News
When it comes to cancer, early detection is the best protection.  The Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP), provides the essential service of free cancer screening to eligible Washingtonians.  In 2013, Washington's Legislature voted to expand Medicaid.  Read more...

The leading causes of death in Oklahoma include heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and kidney disease.  In an effort to quantify the issues and to present organized evidence-based strategies and prevention services based upon scientific literature, the Oklahoma State Department of Health's (OSDH) Chronic Disease Service developed a toolkit which consists of three guides and is referred to as the Toolkit Trilogy (Trilogy).  Read more...
Arthritis impacts the daily activities of over 22.7 million Americans.  People with Arthritis are less likely to be physically active which increases the likelihood of developing other chronic diseases and conditions - specifically obesity.  In an effort to better understand how to increase knowledge among professionals working with people with arthritis and with decision makers who can impact policies that support healthy lifestyle programming for people with arthritis, the NACDD Arthritis Initiative embarked on two different studies over the past few months with various partners.  Read More...
A report released on December 9, 2013 summarized state use of tobacco settlement funds.  The report from a coalition of national health organizations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and the Americans for Non-Smokers Rights concluded, among other findings the following... Read more...
NACDD's General Member Webinar length is now extended to 90 minutes.  Due to overwhelming response during the question and answer portion of our general member calls in 2013, we have extended the length of the webinar by 30 minutes.  Participants will now have the opportunity to ask more questions and interact with the presenters more.  General Member Webinars will now occur on the 4th Thursday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:30pm ET. 
90 Second New Year's Email Resolution

This year try reforming the way you view and use email. This 90 second video will address five things that you can do today that will help control and improve your email!
Partner Updates & News
New Cost Calculator is Released

The Cost Calculator version 2 software is available for download on the NCCDPHP website.  This version is an update from version 1 (released in 2010) and includes more diseases and payers.  

Cost Calculator Overview:  The Cost Calculator version 2 provides state-level annual medical expenditure and absenteeism estimates for 10 chronic conditions.  Medical expenditures are for the entire state population (all payers, including the uninsured) and three specific payers (Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurers).  Read More...
Upcoming Opportunities
National Institutes of Health National Research Mentoring Network Funding Opportunity Announcement Date Extention
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage organizations with experience in the mentorship of individuals from diverse backgrounds as they pursue careers in biomedical research to submit grant applications for the NIH National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).  Read more...
The Virginia Department of Health is Seeking a Health Data Analyst

This full-time position serves as a Health Data Analyst in the Office of Family Health Services, Division of Policy and Evaluation.  This position will be responsible for the epidemiological functions of surveillance, communication, consultation, investigation, and data driven education and mobilization for the Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Program.  For more information...
NACDD, NASBE and AAHPERD Release the State School Health Policy Matrix

As leaders across the country seek to improve student health, there is a growing need for tools to help navigate the complex world of school health policy
January General Member Call

January 23, 2014 3 - 4:30pm ET
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Nutrition Incentive Programs are designed to match federal food assistance benefits with additional dollars to be spent only on fruits and vegetables.  The presenters will briefly review the state of the field and provide information on how participants can bring Nutrition Incentive programming to their service area.

Webinar:  Keys to Understanding State-Level School Health Policies
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Join us to learn more about how school health policy works, and to learn about an innovative new tool that details the hierarchy of state policies for competitive foods and beverages, administration of medication in schools, and physical education and activity.  This webinar will address questions such as:
  • What are the different ways state-level school health policies are adopted?
  • What is the difference between legislation, regulations, state board policies and policy guidance?  Why Does it Matter?
  • Are all policies the same in terms of implementation and enforcement?
Top Member States of the Month
(States with most member tracked email "opens")
New York

The major cigarette and smokeless tobacco companies spend $8.8 billion a year - $1 million each hour - on marketing ~ Broken Promises to our Children:  The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 15 Years Later
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