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For Members


Since 1988, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has grown from a handful of Chronic Disease Directors to more than 7,000 public health professionals, advocates, nonprofit workers, healthcare providers, and private industry executives. Our success stems from the strong efforts of these dedicated Members. We would not be where we are today without their critical participation.

Learn more about our structure and our procedures through our Bylaws.

Discover the advantages of the Association in our Member Information Guide


“As the American population ages and healthcare costs rise, chronic diseases are no longer simply an individual health challenge - they threaten the economic prosperity of our nation. NACDD works to ensure that a strong national cohort of skilled professionals is ready to help everyone lead healthier lives.”

Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHS
Chronic Disease Director,
Connecticut Department of Health


NACDD Membership categories: General and Associate.

General Members:

State or Territorial Health Department Staff who work in chronic disease programs are automatically provided NACDD General Membership through their health departments, who pay the Membership dues on their behalf.

Associate Members:

Public health professionals working in chronic disease in nonprofits, healthcare, academia, or private industry can join NACDD by completing a profile and submitting it for approval. This Membership application will be reviewed by NACDD leadership for alignment with the organization’s Mission and Vision.

Eligible General Members often work in:


  • Chronic disease prevention and control programs
  • Health promotion and education
  • Epidemiology units
  • Maternal and child health
  • Oral health
  • Injury & risk factors
  • Immunization
  • Communicable and noncommunicable diseases


Associate Members may be:


  • Federal employees
  • Nonprofit executives
  • Healthcare providers
  • Public health academics
  • Researchers
  • Corporate employees
  • Students who are enrolled full-time in public health or an allied field (with a minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • Retirees (individuals retired from the practice of public health, but remain committed to the purposes of NACDD)

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National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
(770) 458-7400
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