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May 2017 Impact Brief
May 2017
NACDD is the only organization representing all state and jurisdictional chronic disease staff, dedicated to building capacity and making public health good for the public.

As part of our Guiding Principles, NACDD regularly convenes communities of practice to examine crucial topics and trends in chronic disease prevention and health promotion. For example, last month, in collaboration with CDC, we hosted a two-day symposium with nationally recognized experts on what can be done to address the disproportionate burden of cancer among people aged 65 and older. Research suggests that 60 percent of all cancers in the United States occur in older adults even though they make up only 14.5 percent of the population.
The feedback from participants in the cancer prevention meeting was excellent:

  • “…A truly transformational meeting last week. NACDD does it again!” – Mary White, CDC
  • “…intellectually stimulating and purposeful.” – Paige Green, National Cancer Institute
  • “…You and your colleagues had planned so exquisitely… It was easily one of the finest meetings I have ever attended.” – Dilip Jeste, UCSD Center for Healthy Aging
  • “It was a great experience; I look forward to the work ahead!” – David Marquez, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • “I have been to probably thousands of meetings and conferences over my 40-year career, and this one was undoubtedly one of the best! Your crew organized a fantastic group of experts from so many diverse worlds… I look forward to the products that emerge from the meeting and hope somehow we can continue this network ….”  – Robyn Stone DrPH, Senior VP for Research, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research 

More broadly, we strive to develop relevant and meaningful action plans with stakeholders in all of our program areas (diabetes, cardiovascular health, obesity prevention, disability inclusion, etc…).

We believe this work can drive innovation in chronic disease prevention and health promotion activities; build capacity at the state and national level; and most importantly, demonstrate results to consumers and funders.    
No matter how our nation’s economic and political climate fluctuates, we know this work must continue, and we are here to help make sure that it does – our health depends on it.

The CEO's Reading List
In this issue...
Resources Career Center

NACDD Survey Library

Coordinated Chronic Disease Calendar

Blog Posts

What's Working Database
NACDD Project Updates & News

NACDD Impact Awards Nominations are Open!

Each year, NACDD recognizes the important contributions our members make in the fight against chronic disease through our Impact Awards. The Impact Awards are our way of rewarding excellence in public health work through community impact, program leadership, legislative action, health communication and division excellence. This is an opportunity to share the winning work you or your team has accomplished with other public health practitioners across the country. Nominate a co-worker, a team, or yourself for one of the awards listed below by Friday, June 9, — the process is quick and simple. Read More...

Announcing the Call for Nominations for the 2017-2018 NACDD Board of Directors

NACDD is proud to announce its 2017-2018 Board of Directors call for nominations. As NACDD Members, we look to you to recommend peers and colleagues to serve on our board. Eligible nominees may be chronic disease directors or any other chronic disease professional who is serving with distinction and innovation as a leader or manager of a state or territory chronic disease program. Self-nominations are welcome. Read More...

Spotlight Shines on States Engaging in Vision and Eye Health

Three state health departments receive funding through NACDD to engage in work on vision and eye health. Members from these health departments will present a plenary session about their work at the 2017 Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 28. Read More...

NACDD Cancer Council Connects with Members and CDC

The NACDD Cancer Council recently elected two Executive committee members. Meetings planned for June and August will give the Executive and Steering Committees and Members of the full Cancer Council a chance to network, plan activities, and discuss future directions for state health department cancer programs. Read More...

2017 NACDD State Activation and Response (STAR) Selections

NACDD is pleased to announce the recently selected State Activation and Response (STAR) states for 2017: New Mexico, California, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and Idaho. Read More...

NACDD Celebrates Older Americans Month by Promoting the National Diabetes Prevention Program

May is Older Americans Month, and a good time to think about the significant impact diabetes has on older adults. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) can help serve this population. Read More...

NACDD Pilot Project Well on Its Way 

NACDD recently convened a meeting of state and community grantees from the Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities pilot project with the CDC Disability and Health Branch to discuss project successes and lessons learned. Read More...

Another NACDD Walkability Action Institute Success  

In early April, 10 cross-disciplinary Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) regional teams attended NACDD’s third annual Walkability Action Institute in Decatur, Georgia. Read More...

Partner News

New Toolkit on Medicaid Options for Linking Clinics and Communities

The new Medicaid Prevention Pathways toolkit from Nemours, developed with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shows how states have created sustainable financing through Medicaid and CHIP for preventing chronic disease. Read More...

Upcoming Events
May 2017 General Member Webinar

 Learning and Professional Development for NACDD Members

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: 3-4:00 p.m., EDT

Register Here
2017 CDC National Cancer Conference

Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, Innovation,
and Communication

Date: Aug. 14-16, 2017

More information
NACDD In the News
Resources and Observances
Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHS (CT)

Jean O'Connor, JD, MPH, DrPH (GA)

Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD (AR)

Kathy Rocco, MPH (VA)

Tomas Aguilar (PA)
Judith Gabriele, MPH (NM)

Whitney Hammond, BSW, MSW (NH)

David Hoffman, MEd, CCE (NY)

Monica Morales, MPA (CA)

Caroline Peck (CA)

Karen Girard, MPA (OR)

Melita Jordan, MS (NJ)

Kristi Pier, MHS (MD)

Robyn Taylor, MBA (OH)

Linda Scarpetta, MPH (MI)
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