Communications Tools and Resources
The Communications Department is prepared to assist NACDD Members, staff, and consultants with materials and public outreach to support the fight against chronic disease.
The tools and resources below detail our department's policies and recommended practices for working with the Communications Department as well as the Association’s larger brand standards and policies.
The Consultants’ group is a resource area for sharing information, downloading documents, training videos, and other collaborative work among councils (initiatives) and NACDD staff.
Visit the “Graphic Tools” section of the Consultants' group for NACDD-branded templates including digital letterheads, PowerPoints, report templates, and logo kits.
For royalty-free or open-source images, please use the stock image gallery on the Consultants’ group webpage. In addition to the stock image gallery, the Communications Department has compiled a list of royalty-free or open-source graphics, images, audio databases, and other resources to support NACDD-related communications projects.
Photography from NACDD-related meetings and events can be found the Communications Department’s photo database on Flickr. The photos promote the Association’s work and can be used in NACDD-related promotional materials.
NACDD’s Logo Use Policy outlines the requirements for appropriate use of the Association’s Logo, and a tip sheet, provides more details on how branding materials may and may not be used. Review and download materials from the Logo Kit or review the Association's quick start style guide.
Consultants and staff can check equipment out from the Communications Department for NACDD-related events. View the full list of available equipment and accessories available for check out. Read NACDD's Equipment Check Out Tip Sheet on how to properly care for equipment while it is in your possession. Contact the Communications Department for more information.
There are a number of NACDD-branded giveaways that Consultants and staff can hand out during meetings and events. Using giveaways during events helps Members and partners recognize the Association’s brand. NACDD-branded items are a wonderful way to promote the work that the Association does on a daily basis and are intended to drive Members and partners back to the Association's website to learn more about chronic disease prevention and control. Fill out our Communications Department Ticket Submission Form to request Giveaways and view a list of available items.
Release Forms and Testimonials
In some circumstances, NACDD requires the use of Release Forms for photos, videos, or quotes of our partners and program participants. View a tip sheet on when and how to complete the Release Form. Use the Feedback Form for meetings and events where partners are willing to provide testimonials about NACDD's value and programming for that event or more broadly.
The Communications Department always is looking for quotes that the department can share in NACDD’s publicity materials about the value the Association offers to Members and partners. Please use the Feedback Form to help meeting attendees share their thoughts with the department on why NACDD’s work and Mission to prevent chronic disease and promote health is important to them.
Working With Us
The Communications Department is ready to assist with the development and creation of new publications, reports, brochures, webpages, microsites, and videos to help effectively convey the significance of the work NACDD does every day. Please keep in mind that projects completed without the involvement of the department still must be approved by the Communications Department prior to the dissemination of the project.
To request Communications support or review of your deliverables, use our Communications Department Ticket Submission Form.
For more details on the creative production process and how to work with the Department please refer to NACDD’s Communications Department Submission FAQ document. We also offer a Media Relations Tip Sheet.
To submit items for our monthly newsletter, Impact Brief, please fill out our Impact Brief Submissions Form. Read our tip sheet on submitting items to the newsletter, which includes our editorial calendar.
For general questions regarding Communications services offered or for media requests, please contact Paige Rohe, Director of Communications. For media requests, please note if the request is urgent in your subject line and call 404-924-8295.
For questions about Association communications, email marketing, or the Impact Brief, contact Stacey Evans, Communications Specialist.
For questions about program and partner communications, contact Zunera Mirza, Health Communications Specialist.
For questions about the website or social media, contact Scott Reid, Web Managing Editor.