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September 2014 Impact Brief
September 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 another fiscal year comes to a close, I think of the many projects and programs that you, our members, have completed over the last year.  I think about how many grants and FOAs you have submitted - how many staff you have hired (and retained) - how many reports you have filed - how much technical assistance you have provided and ultimately how many lives you have impacted.  I was reminded of this recently when members of our staff revisited the town of Salamanca, NY.  Seven years ago, that tiny town took an even tinier grant and turned it into hundreds of new sidewalk blocks, dozens or safe cross walks, a youth center and a community garden.  Even more impressive is the coalition that they built with the Seneca Nation that is stronger today than it has ever been.  We call Salamanca a 'success story' but really it is exactly what our members do every day.  I hope that as this year comes to a close, you will reflect on the work that you have accomplished and the successes that you have allowed to define public health.

John W. Robitscher, MPH

In this issue...

NACDD Project Updates/News

Partner Updates/News Important Resources

Upcoming Events

NACDD Project Updates & News
State Public Health Actions/1305* State Meeting and New NACDD What's Working Database
CDC hosted each state's State Public Health Actions/1305 team at the CDC Global Communications Center in Atlanta for the "Creating Opportunities: Sharing Solutions for Success" grantee meeting, Sept. 9-11, drawing over 250 participants.  Read More
This informative document emphasizes the principles and successes of the Community Mentorship Model (CMM) as an innovative framework of community partnership between and among states for collaborative efforts to improve community health where people live, learn, work, play, worship, and receive care.  To request a copy contact NACDD at (770) 458-7400.
NACDD Healthy Communities ROI is Next to None!
The near 20:1 ROI clearly demonstrates the ability of NACDD's communities to sustain local Healthy Community funding initiatives, while also making very evident NACDD's caliber of fiscal and project management, training, and technical assistance processes.  Equally impressive is that nearly 95% of community survey respondents indicated a desire to work with NACDD again on similar projects.  Read More
NACDD Offers State-Based Chronic Disease Academies
On the heels of completing a successful Chronic Disease Academy with the Wyoming Department of Health, NACDD has released a new promotional video explaining how your state can benefit from the development of a customized state-based academy.  Contact NACDD today to schedule a chronic disease academy.
Partner Updates & News
Scientific Writing for Peer Reviewed Publications for Public Health Professionals
The Purpose of this institute is to help public health practitioners turn their work into manuscripts for publication.  The two trainers are experienced in teaching this topic:  Dr. Kogan is the Director of Epidemiology and Research at the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and has served on various editorial boards, as well as edited special issues of the Preventing Chronic Disease journal at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Read More
RWJF Health Policy Fellows Call for Applications
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, DC.  It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation.  Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.  Read more
Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register now for conference or if you are interested in presenting at conference, click here to submit an abstract.
Call for Papers:  Collection on Population Health Improvements
Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) invites authors to submit manuscripts for publication in a collection entitled "Population Health Improvement Through Linkages Between Health Care Systems, Public Health, and Communities."  Read More
New Healthy Vending Study
A new study of healthier vending in Chicago parks found nearly 90 percent of Chicago park-goers like the healthier options and healthier snacks boosted average monthly per-machine sales from $84 to $371.  This study demonstrates more good reasons to push for healthier food choices for state and local property and programs.  For more information on how to work to improve options in your state, county, or city visit
September General Member Call

Thursday, September 25, 2014
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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Attend this webinar to hear a few sustained successes of some of NACDD's ACHIEVE Healthy Communities.  Learn about school walking initiatives!  Story Walk!  Smoke-Free Environments!  Community Gardens!  Community Clinical Linkages!  Mentoring! and more.  Tune in to hear how they did it.
Top Member States of the Month
(States with most member tracked email "opens")
New York

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