This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.

About Us     Meetings/Calls     Impact/Evaluation     Council Records    FAQs

New Member Info     Publications     Resources     Advocacy Toolkit   

NACDD Arthritis Council

The Arthritis Council provides a forum for managers and their staff to come together to share their wisdom, experience, successes, and lessons learned in an effort to make their work more efficient and more effective.

What activities do you offer members? 

Monthly conference calls the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm ET.

How can NACDD members get involved with the Arthritis Council? 

State health department staff who work in arthritis programs and projects and other interested parties should contact Heather Murphy at or they can contact one of the Steering Committee members listed on the Arthritis Council "About Us" page.


NACDD Arthritis Program


The NACDD Arthritis Program receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Advancing Arthritis Public Health Approaches Through National Organizations, CDC-RFA-DP16-1606, which is a 5-year cooperative agreement that was initiated on September 30, 2016, and concludes on September 29, 2021.


NACDD also receives funding for arthritis activities under Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services Through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health, CDC-RFA-OT18-1802, which is a 5-year cooperative agreement initiated in 2018 by CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support.




Heather Murphy is the NACDD Council Consultant for Arthritis. For questions about the Council, you can email or call 850-228-0028.

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
(770) 458-7400
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.