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August 2017 Impact Brief
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Affirming Our Values – NACDD Statement on the Tie Between Racism and Public Well-Being

As public health practitioners, we work to improve the health of all U.S. residents, regardless of their race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or abilities. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ core values reflect our focus on furthering social justice in every state and territory by valuing cultural competency and the promotion of equal opportunity for health for everyone in our communities.

Without question, the recent racially motivated and hate-filled events, specifically the violence in Charlottesville, V.A. on Aug. 12 has disturbed and saddened us, particularly due to the loss of life, the injuries, and the emotional trauma that victims experienced.

We acknowledge that overt racism over centuries in this country has led to the institutionalization of racist practices, beliefs, and biases among some public and private public health organizations. Many of these organizations are unaware that these biases impede their own efforts to effectively reach and help those priority groups who are routinely and systematically discriminated against because of their race and ethnicity.

As an organization, we reaffirm our strong commitment to and partnership with all priority groups, including minorities, to remove institutional racism and to challenge the thinking of those who seek to perpetuate its existence.
Working together, we continue to aim to reduce the racial disparities in health that cause preventable suffering, sickness, and premature death.  
CEO's reading list
Inform Engage Grow
Write the Vision: Make Your Plan to Protect Your Sight

Healthy People 2030 to Create Objectives for Health of Nation

Too Many Adolescents Dying from Preventable Causes

The Role of Nutrition in Infant Mortality: A Public Health Perspective

American Public Health Association's 2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

American College of Preventive Medicine: Engaging Patients in the National Diabetes Prevention Program

CDC: Internships, Fellowships, Work Experience Opportunities, and Training and Education

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Calls for Abstracts

Learn about the latest developments in research and policy and chronic disease prevention, control, and health promotion.

Write the Vision: Make Your Plan to Protect Your Sight: A new eye health awareness initiative designed specifically for African-Americans. This initiative offers monthly resources to organizations so they can promote healthy vision and help prevent vision loss and blindness in the communities they serve.

Healthy People 2030 to Create Objectives for Health of Nation: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focuses on health promotion and disease prevention through the release of 10-year plans. Public health professionals and stakeholders are working toward the fifth edition, "Healthy People 2030."

Too Many Adolescents Dying from Preventable Causes: The World Health Organization and eight partners examine preventable deaths in a new global report, "Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents: Guidance to Support Country Implementation."
Find NACDD's white papers, webinars, and networking events that can enhance your current work.

"Demonstrated Effectiveness of NACDD’s State-led Evidence-based Public Health Training Course": In 2010, NACDD helped to expand the national evidence-based public health (EBPH) training by funding a state-based, train-the-trainer course to build EBPH capacity within health departments in states where training takes place and to leverage local expertise to train partners and co-workers.

Read more Impact Brief submissions from consultants, like the one above, on NACDD's website. 

The Role of Nutrition in Infant Mortality: Attend a webinar to learn how nutritionists can help prevent infant mortality. Content will include: the impact of nutrition on infant mortality, learning how to identify key nutrition interventions, understanding 
the critical role of public health nutritionists, and how to Apply WIC-specific strategies and tools.

American Public Health Association's 2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta: Make chronic disease voices heard during APHA's annual meeting, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health," which will be held from Nov. 4-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Look for opportunities for you or your staffs' professional development.

CDC: Internships, Fellowships, Work Experience Opportunities, and Training and Education: Whether you are a student or a professional, CDC offers a variety of fellowship, internship, training, and volunteer opportunities to help you professionally develop. 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Calls for Abstracts: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is accepting abstracts through Oct. 31, 2017, for the second annual International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®. The theme for the 2018 symposium is "Work & Well-Being: How Safer, Healthier Work Can Enhance Well-Being."
What's happening at NACDD and among other chronic disease partners?

August 2017 General Member Webinar: "NACDD Health Equity Council at Work," Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, from 3-4 p.m. EST. 

Visit NACDD's chronic disease calendar to view upcoming events
Gotten a new degree or promotion? We'd love to celebrate with you by sharing the milestone in the Impact Brief. Email with your submission. 

NACDD In The News
Read our latest press releases and media coverage about our work to advocate for and promote the needs of chronic disease officials in every U.S. state and territory.

NACDD Announces Winners of 2017 Impact Awards 

'Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities' Video Highlights 10 Inclusive Communities

NACDD’S CEO Included in Atlanta Business Chronicle's 'Who's Who in Nonprofit' List

Office of Minority Health Recognizes NACDD for Role in Developing National Public Health Agenda for Lupus

NACDD’s Third Annual Walkability Action Institute Brings Interdisciplinary Teams Together

How Your Voice is Heard: The Mechanics of NACDD National Advocacy
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