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Oct 2015 Impact Brief
October 2015
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.
Every October, I can’t help but think of our nation’s obesity epidemic as we collectively handout buckets of free candy to children at Halloween.  I am also reminded of Breast Cancer Awareness each October and cannot ignore the growing research that now links cancer to obesity.  November’s Diabetes Awareness Month coincides uncomfortably with our nation’s largest family meal where stuffing the turkey has become a metaphor for our unrestrained appetite.  

I enjoy Halloween and I love Thanksgiving, however I believe that public health has a role to play in returning both holidays to their original focus.  A modest amount of candy in the hands of physically active children is not a problem and giving thanks around the dinner table should start with thanksgiving for good health and the freedom to pursue it.  I applaud the work of each of you – for pursuing practical public health interventions that aim to achieve a culture of health – aligned with a culture of holidays. 
In this issue...

NACDD Project Updates/News

Partner Updates/News
Career Center

Coordinated Chronic Disease Calendar

NACDD Project Updates & News

The 2015 Health Equity Assessment: Findings & Recommendations

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is collaborating with the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, to identify ways in which state health department chronic disease programs can better address health disparities and promote health equity. Read More...

Medication Adherence Call Series Summary

ASTHO and NACDD held a number of events to help state health agencies in their efforts to support medication adherence. Read More...
Snapshot of Success - Delaware

The Delaware Division of Public Health contracts Quality Insights of Delaware. There is no 'article' - this is just a 'blurb' to lead the reader to a highlighted success story in the database. Read more...
NACDD to Exhibit the American Public Health Association 2015

NACDD will be exhibiting work with CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Program at the American Public Health Association's 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition. Read more...
Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, released a national Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities, aiming to increase walking across the country and calling for access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll for people of all ages and abilities.  Read more...
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the Lupus Foundation of America, will officially release the first-ever National Public Health Agenda for Lupus at a briefing for the Congressional Lupus Caucus.  Read more...
Ten programs have been funded to work with their respective Medicaid offices to assure a smooth transition of clients from the NBCCEDP to Medicaid services under the ACA and Medicaid  expansion efforts.  Read more...
NACDD assists CDC in developing an interim progress report to highlight accomplishments and challenges related to state and national partnerships to address Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.  Read more...
Million Hearts Collaboration

In the ABCs, C Stands for Cholesterol Control.  An important step to take in reducing heart attacks and strokes is controlling the level of cholesterol within the body. Read more...
In early 2014, with funding from the CDC, NACDD developed a partnership with MedWorks Consultants, LLC to improve quality of life for people with arthritis, elevate attention to the targeted messages around arthritis awareness, prevalence, policy & strategies, as well as to reach more people with CDC-approved arthritis evidence-based interventions. Read more...
Partner Updates & News
Making Strides of Atlanta Presented by Independent Insurance Agents For A Cure

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship - an occasion to express hope and shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.  Read more...
National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption Study Release

Excessive alcohol use continues to be a drain on the American economy, according to a new study released in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). Read more...
Job Opportunities!

Washington State Department of Health
Senior Health Services Consultant Policy/Planner on Rural Hospital Issues
Coming Up...

The Coordinated Chronic Disease Calendar is a joint effort by the CDC and NACDD to provide a comprehensive overview of upcoming events, webinars, meetings, and professional development opportunities for chronic disease professionals.
Click here to see what's coming up!
Link to a recent survey lost & buried in your inbox? No problem! NACDD now houses all links, survey descriptions, etc. in our new Survey Library! Click here.
Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD (AR)
Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHS (CT)
Jill Myers Geadelmann, RN (IA)
Debra Wigand (ME)
Tomas Aguilar (PA)
Linda Ahrendt, MEd (SD)
Judith Gabriele, MPH (NM)
David Hoffman, MEd, CCE (NY)
Gabriel Kaplan, PhD, MPA, URP (CO)
Jon Lowry, MPH (OK)
Monica Morales, MPA (NV)
Jean O'Connor, JD, MPH, DrPH (GA)
Ruth Petersen, MD, MPH (NC)
Kathy Rocco, MPH , RD (VA)
Evelyn Walker, MD, MPH (MS)
Andrew Wapner, DO, MPH (OH)

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