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.
Health Equity

About Us     Resources/Tools     News     Impact/Evaluation

Webinars     Projects     Council Records     Calendar

NACDD Health Equity Council

The HE Council connects together all HE program staff and those interested in HE, for knowledge sharing, brainstorming, problem solving and best practice dissemination.

The HE Council works together to identify issues that make it difficult to close the gaps in health status and works toward solutions by partnering with State Health Department, National Organizations, and Federal Agencies to serve as a collective voice. 

What activities do you offer members?
Monthly Calls, Professional Development, Technical Assistance, Tools and Resources

How can NACDD members get involved with the Health Equity Council? 

  • Join the Monthly Call (every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm ET),
  • Sit on Steering Committee (volunteer),
  • Present on a webinar,
  • Join a workgroup

Health begins where we live, learn, work, worship and play. Social justice affects the way people live, impacts their risks for illness, and their chances of premature death. Can public health influence the unequal structuring of life conditions? During this webinar, our featured speaker, Richard Hofrichter, the Senior Director of Health Equity at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, will discuss how public health chronic disease prevention and health promotion practitioners can create opportunities for building a public narrative about the root causes of health disparities.

Additionally, two state chronic disease programs will provide examples of how they are addressing some of these root causes in their state. The webinar will conclude with a short update from the Health Equity Council’s Institutional Equity Tool Project. Click below to listen to speakers discuss the root causes associated with health disparities and social justice.


Click here to download the July 10, 2018 presentation on Chronic Disease in Rural America (PowerPoint).


NACDD April General Member Webinar: Building the Narrative to Address Root Causes for Health from NACDD_CHRONIC DISEASE DIRECTORS on Vimeo.


Check out all upcoming NACDD & CDC calls & webinars open to members!
About Us

Learn more about the Health Equity Council. Read more.
Member Highlights

Check out best practices, success stories, white papers, and other work being done by Council members, or submit your work to be showcased! Read more.
 Steven Owens is NACDD Council Consultant for Health Equity. For questions about the Council, email                                                                                   
Janet Kiley is the Health Equity Council Chair. Contact her by email at

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