For Immediate Release
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ATLANTA (June 9, 2020)—The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is proud to release the applications for the Association’s 2020 Impact Awards, which are due July 15 by 11:59 p.m. ET. Each year, Impact Awardees are nominated and selected by their peers in state and territorial chronic disease prevention and health promotion to acknowledge extraordinary achievements in their field.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact people with one or more chronic conditions, NACDD CEO John W. Robitscher, MPH, says we should spotlight and reinforce the work of state and territorial public health professionals helping Americans prevent or control the leading causes of death and disability and associated risk factors.
“We can help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 for millions of Americans by preparing and supporting their efforts to reduce their risk for diabetes, prevent another heart attack, asthma, COPD, or avoid some cancers,” said NACDD CEO John Robitscher. “We’re proud to honor and celebrate the humble and dedicated work of state and territorial health professionals who partner closely with their communities to promote health and prevent disease, now more than ever.”
For more than a decade, state, tribal, and territorial Chronic Disease Directors have used the Impact Awards to acknowledge the exceptional work and progress chronic disease professionals and partners are making in the field of public health. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors oversees the administrative responsibilities of the awards process, but the awards are decided by NACDD Members.
“It always is such a pleasure to see the wonderful work NACDD Members are doing in their states, and the Impact Awards are a great way to spread the word about your department’s successes and rising star employees,” said NACDD Board Member and Awards Committee Chair Jill Myers-Gaedelmann. “I hope, in these busy and uncertain times, we will take time to recognize each other for what is working well in public health.”