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Who We Are
Physical inactivity and unhealthy eating are important chronic
disease risk factors underlying a significant amount of preventable
disease. NACDD initiatives related to these topics are supported through
NACDD Councils and freestanding projects.
NACDD's action on obesity
focuses on effective policy and environmental changes at local, state
and national levels. NACDD participates as a member of the planning
team for national and regional conferences such as Weight of the Nation,
provides relevant training and resources and works with Affiliate
partners to identify the needs of state health departments related to
What We Do
NACDD has formed a
Physical Activity Collaborative with the National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health
(NSPAPPH) and the Physical Activity Prevention Research Network
(PAPRN). This collaboration will work to do the following:
- Work with state and local chronic disease programs to
build support and develop partnerships to improve physical activity and
reduce chronic illness.
- Work with the NSPAPPH and PAPRN to develop national
level policy for funding of public health physical activity interventions
and appropriate placement of physical activity practitioners within state
- Efforts complement NACDD recipient activities in
obesity prevention, ACHIEVE, school and community health.
NACDD Councils initiate many nutrition-related projects. For
Cardiovascular Health Council (CVHC) engaged NACDD as a formal partner in
the National Salt Reduction Initiative.
multi-Council group developed a set of recommendations on actions to
Health Equity Council developed the Community Action Guide: Changing Food
Deserts into Food Oases - A Resource for States and Communities.
Who Should Join Us
works collaboratively with the CDC Division of Laboratory Sciences/National
Center for Environmental Health on a project to develop Dietary and
Nutritional Indicators that have program and policy
implications for state health agencies, using data from the National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey.
Health professionals who look to
increase physical activity and reduce the burden of chronic illness.
Why Join Us