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items of interest - March 2017

In the News:

 The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has published its annual collection of Appropriations Fact Sheets on several federally funded, categorical chronic disease programs. The fact sheets include: an overview of a program’s activities, evidence of program success, historic funding, as well as recommendations for FY 2018 requests.

The NACDD 2018 Arthritis Appropriations Sheet is now available here.

The Appropriations Fact Sheets are just one way that NACDD works to empower local, state and national policymakers in the fight against chronic disease. Earlier this month, NACDD Board President Dr. Mehul Dalal testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services about the compelling economic case for further resources for health prevention and promotion. (Read the transcript of Dr. Dalal’s testimony or watch the video.)

Read and share NCOA’s new blog post and infographic on Top 10 Chronic Conditions in Adults 65+ and What You Can do to Prevent or Manage Them.

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 The HHS Education and Training Curriculum on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). The HHS Education and Training Curriculum on Multiple Chronic Conditions consists of six modules, Each module contains links to tools and resources that will help enhance the subject matter presented in each module. The introduction PowerPoint presentation provides a general description of multiple chronic conditions and data on dyads and triads of chronic conditions. 

Module 2 is about Self-Management Support and outlines self-management and self-management support strategies to use to empower persons living with multiple chronic conditions.


items of interest - December 2016

In the News: 

Health Mobile Apps Can Help Patients with Chronic DiseaseRead an interview with Commonwealth Fund grantee Karandeep Singh, M.D., about the current state of mobile health apps, some of the challenges to evaluating and rating them, and the potential of these tools to help patients manage their conditions and engage with their peers. Singh and colleagues published an article on mobile health apps in this month’s Health Affairs.

50 Cities Project. Search the data and map books for the 500 Cities Project. The 500 Cities Project is a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Population Health in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This data release represents the first-of-its kind data analysis for the 500 largest American cities, and the census tracts within these cities, to identify, analyze and report data for 27 chronic disease measures, including the conditions, behaviors and risk factors that have a substantial impact on public health.

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New CDSME Tip SheetEngaging American Indians and Alaskan Natives - Brought to you by NCOA Crossroads

Key Medicaid Questions - from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This new fact sheet examines key questions around the potential changes the next President and Congress might make to the Medicaid program that covers 73 million people nationally. 

Depending on how it is structured, a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could reverse the expansion of Medicaid coverage that helped bring the nation’s uninsured rate to a historic low. The brief also examines the prospect of capping and reducing federal financing for Medicaid through a block grant or a per capita cap. These approaches are typically designed to save the federal government money and provide states with additional flexibility but, depending on how they are structured, could put populations and providers who disproportionately rely on Medicaid funding -- including the elderly and people with disabilities, nursing homes and safety net hospitals – at risk. The fact sheet also discusses how executive powers can be used to make changes to Medicaid without congressional action, including new regulations and Medicaid waivers.


NACDD Announces GEAR Groups for 2017 - Apply Now! NACDD invites Chronic Disease/Health Promotion Directors and staff to apply for a leadership development, mentoring, and learning opportunity called Generate Educate Activate Respond (GEAR) Groups. GEAR Groups are part of a professional development and leadership program in NACDD to provide learning incubators on various crosscutting topics of interest to further advance leadership, mentoring and expand opportunities for networking with other public health professionals at state health departments. This prestigious opportunity is a selective process by application only.

Osteoarthritis Action Alliance - Walk With Ease. The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) released a Request for Applications for the WALK WITH EASE EXPANSION GRANTS. Funding support for this effort is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Arthritis Project. OAAA anticipates awarding up to 8 grants for up to $7,000 each, with a project period of up to one year. Funds may be used for instructor training fees, purchase of workbooks, printing of marketing materials (e.g., brochures, posters) and for administrative costs (staff support) in managing the mini-grant project.

Key Dates: 
mail of Intent due: December 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET
Applications due: January 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET



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