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July 2017 Impact Brief
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Why are we here? NACDD staff and consultants ask ourselves this question every day, and we look to you to tell us how the work we do can best support your efforts to prevent and control chronic disease across the country.

Last month, during our Annual Membership Satisfaction Survey, we asked you to weigh in on how our benefits and services can continue to best support you. (Haven’t taken the survey yet? You can still weigh in, and it takes only 15 minutes. Take the survey now.)

What we heard from our Members was that you value the professional development resources that we offer on our website,, through our webinars, events, and other opportunities.

And as the only public health association supporting the interests and needs of state chronic disease directors, programs, and personnel, we heard from you that you look to us as the authority that informs you first on political and policy updates that impact you through our Government Affairs Forum calls, email updates, and advocacy work on your behalf.

But, we know that we have even more work to do to help shape the chronic disease prevention and health promotion landscape into the future. I recently worked with senior leaders and NACDD’s Board of Directors to visualize NACDD in the year 2020, and here is a sneak peek of where we hope to go during the next three years:
  • We will continue to advocate for sufficient funding to state chronic disease prevention and health promotion initiatives.
  • We will seek $20 million in annual funding for NACDD programs.
  • We will expand our headquarters staff to 20 to meet the growing need for our services.
  • We will seek new strategic opportunities, such as how we can partner and share expertise to support global chronic disease prevention and control.
We welcome your participation in achieving our 2020 vision – join one of our discussion groups or nominate yourself to participate in a leadership role on one of our councils or committees.

All of the tremendous advancements NACDD has made during the past 29 years have come through your hard work and indispensable partnership.

Together, we have achieved much; and I want you to know that our headquarters staff and I appreciate your work “in the trenches” to help make our progress possible.

You and the people you serve are the reason we do what we do today and into tomorrow.

P.S. Check out our new introductory video to NACDD and share it with a colleague today.
CEO's reading list
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"1999–2014 United States Cancer Statistics: Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report"

"With Diabetes Rising at Alarming Rate, California Puts Money Behind Prevention Campaign"

New Resources from the Addressing Health Disparities in Hypertension Control Fireside Chat

Prevention Institute Launches New Advocacy Portal

AND & ASPHN Announce the Public Health Nutrition Certificate of Training Program

American Public Health Association Accepting Applications for Fellowship

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

"1999–2014 United States Cancer Statistics: Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report": Contains the official federal government statistics for cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality (deaths) in the United States.

"With Diabetes Rising at Alarming Rate, California Puts Money Behind Prevention Campaign": Forty-six percent of adults in California have prediabetes. 
Find NACDD's white papers, webinars, and networking events that can enhance your current work.

"New Resources from the Addressing Health Disparities in Hypertension Control Fireside Chat": Watch the video recording on "Addressing Health Disparities in Hypertension Control" from the Fireside Chat on Feb. 7, 2017, and read more about the new resources supporting the fireside chat.

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

Prevention Institute Launches New Advocacy Portal: Prevention Institute's Policy and Advocacy Portal is a one-stop shop for the latest national policy news, advocacy opportunities, and resources relating to community prevention and health equity.
Look for opportunities for you or your staffs' professional development.

AND & ASPHN Announce the Public Health Nutrition Certificate of Training Program: Develop competency and earn CPEUs online with this brand new program concerning the exciting area of public health nutrition. 

APHA Accepting Applications for Public Health Fellowship: APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials and an interest in serving as a staff person in the U.S. Congress. The fellowship is based in Washington D.C. Deadline for applications is Aug. 14, 2017.
What's happening at NACDD and among other chronic disease partners?

July 2017 General Member Webinar: "Increasing Walkability in States and Communities: Examples for Success," Recorded webinar
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 Board Member Judith Gabriele, who is currently the program manager for Diabetes Prevention and Control Program at the New Mexico Department of Health, will become the Deputy Bureau Chief of the joint Chronic Disease Prevention and Control and Health Systems Bureau on Aug. 14. Congratulations on the new job Judith!
NACDD Making Headlines
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.

“Learn, Lead and Thrive” Public Health Leadership Podcast Series Launches: Series Supports Development of the Next Generation of Public Health Professionals

U.S. Associated Pacific Islands Health Care Teams Chart the Course for 
Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Management

State Health Departments Invited to Participate in Health Equity Pilot
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