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November 2012 Impact Brief

November, 2012 eBulletin

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

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NACDD Partners with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

"The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors in collaboration with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD), a Johnson and Johnson company, is continuing its work to impact patient health literacy through an intervention model called "LabsFirst/Know Your Numbers." Once completely developed, it will be tested in Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that serve underserved communities. Read More

Awareness of the Burden of Arthritis in the States

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) successfully competed for funding under the CDC-RFA-DP11-1113, National Organizations to Support Arthritis Programs and Policy funding opportunity announcement. One of the projects to be carried out under this program was a partnership with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to inform and educate state legislators about the burden of Arthritis in their states. This was to encompass not only the burden to their population (the human side), but also the burden to their state resources (the fiscal/policy side).

NACDD Receives Funds for Diabetes Prevention Efforts

NACDD received two grants to support the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). One grant will work with NACDD partners to expand the NDPP through developing the organizational capacity of partners to deliver the evidence-based diabetes prevention lifestyle-based program.

Six Former CDC Directors Join in Letter to the Editor

Politico printed a letter from six former CDC Directors (William H. Foege, Julie Gerberding, Jeffrey P. Koplan , James O. Mason, William L. Roper and David Satcher) that showed their unanimous support for the critical maintenance of a strong CDC. Though the Directors served under different administrations, their opinion piece underscored the incalculable benefits that Americans derive from the CDC. Read the article here

NACDD to Move National Headquarters

NACDD will be moving it's Atlanta-based headquarters down the street to a new facility in mid-December. The move will save the Association money, while improving their operational efficiency. The move will only affect NACDD's mailing address. All other contact information such as email and phone numbers will remain the same.

The new address is:


2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30345

NACDD General Member Call Will Resume in January 2013

NACDD's "Walking the Talk"

NACDD's Manager of Operations, CiCi Lacinova has exemplified NACDD's employee commitment to "Walking the Talk" of physical activity. This year, she completed 13 local, state and regional competitions that included obstacle challenges, triathlons, 10K runs and a 200 mile team-run. Cici is a member of a local, Atlanta Tri Your Best triathlon club and DFC Crossfit team.

NACDD's Own Ironman Finisher

"They say that if you can do an ironman, you can do anything"....Our own Karma Edwards participated in her 6th ironman race. Karma dedicated her race this year to the training partners who were unable to endure the punishment and also for a friend who lost his life a few weeks before, in Jacksonville, while training for what would have been his first ironman. Congrats to Karma for finishing such a test of strength, perserverance and endurance.

NACDD Career Center

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