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October 2013 Impact Brief
October 2013
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 October colors turn to orange and black for Halloween, I remain extremely grateful for all of the pink that I've seen displayed during Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am even more grateful to serve alongside the men and women in public health that treat every month as breast cancer awareness month. Their commitment to link arms with individuals, corporations, organizations and communities has led to a string of pink ribbons that stretch from airlines to cereal boxes to the NFL. I have had the privilege of peeking "behind the ribbons" and seeing the hard work and heart-work of chronic disease professionals across our nation. Like Winston Churchill said, "attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" and I have personally seen the attitude of a nation resolved to fight all chronic diseases – one ribbon at a time.

Click here to spread some inspiration…

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

NACDD's Senior Consultant for Safe Routes to School, Doug Joiner, is working with the Atlanta Regional Commission to ensure that children are specifically considered during the planning stages of any project related to transportation or land use. Read more...

NACDD was awarded supplemental funding from CDC Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) in 2012. Read more...

NACDD's funded community in Salamanca, New York, received recognition in Dallas, Texas, for their work bridging the gap between health care and population health. Read more...
Photo: Andrew Brophy
Through a grant provided by NACDD to Norwalk, Connecticut's Health Department, elementary children learned the value of walking from a man who literally walked the talk - by walking across America. Robert Sweetgall quit his engineering job at DuPont and decided to walk across America to fight heart disease that claimed the life of his father and other family members. Read more...
Partner Updates & News
PHAB hosted its first Chronic Disease think tank in Atlanta, Georgia. Experts from the public health practice community, CDC, academia and other national partner organizations were brought together to discuss the relationship between PHAB standards and measures and best practices in public health department chronic disease capacity. Read More...
Beginning October 1, 2013, the Arthritis Foundation's Public Health Policy and Advocacy Department is assisting people with arthritis who do not have health insurance with accessing resources at to help them learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and access the coverage they need. Read more...
More than 900 Champions for Coverage Help Americans Understand the Health Insurance Marketplace

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recognized more than 900 Champions for Coverage nationwide. These organizations and businesses have volunteered to help Americans without affordable insurance learn more and get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, which has opened for business and will give consumers a whole new way to shop and purchase affordable, high quality health coverage. Read more...
Upcoming Opportunities
2013-2014 National Mentorship in Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology Program Announcement and Call for Applications
CDC and NACDD are excited to announce that the National Mentorship Program in Applied Chronic Disease Epidemiology Program is now open for mentee and mentor applications. Read more...
The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is Co-sponsoring a Learning Institute on Community Based Participatory Research, November 2, in Boston
CCPH is supporting a day-long learning institute, "Enhancing Expertise of Community Partners to Promote Equity in CBPR" led by the Community-Based Public Health Caucus during the American Public Health Association conference. For more information...
Speaking Education's Language: A Guide for Public Health Professionals Working in the Education Sector

September 2013 General Member Call
Physical Activity Policy Research

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