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September 2012

September, 2012 eBulletin

NACDD provides tools and services to all 50 states and US Jurisdictions. Contact us to discover how we can help today.

NACDD Cancer Council charts new course

Through the efforts of NACDD's Jeanne Alongi and Frank Bright along with NACDD's Cancer Council Chairs and Steering Committees, a new combined Cancer Council was born on August 20th at the CDC National Cancer Conference in Washington, DC. Membership is inclusive – open to all staff working in state, tribal and territorial/PIJ cancer programs. Read more

NACDD wins arthritis grant

NACDD successfully competed for the National Organizations to Support Arthritis Programs and Policy funding opportunity announcement. One of the projects to be carried out under this program will be a partnership with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to inform and educate state legislators about the burden of Arthritis in their states.

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month spotlights

the Pacific

Sobering statistics concerning the well being of children of Hawaii and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands. In a recent study among among 4,608 children ages 6-8 in Hawaii, 51.8% of non-Hawaiian Pacific Island children were overweight or obese. In a series of studies comparing 8 to almost 10-year olds in American Samoa, CNMI, Hawaii (mostly Native Hawaiian), and Palau (elementary & high school data), overweight & obesity percentages were 47% (AS), 45% (CNMI), 44% (Hawaii), and 33.1% (Palau)... Read More

ACHIEVE Community receives grant

The Nacogdoches (Texas) Senior Community Center received a $31,000 grant from the Deep East Texas Council of Governments on June 28, 2012. Senior Community Center Director Tammy Blank and Board Chairman Greg Sowell worked with Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition members City of Nacogdoches Assistant Police Chief Mike Kelly and Professor of Kinesiology and Health Science at Stephen F. Austin State University Dr. DawnElla Rust to submit the grant. Read More

Integration of Mental Health Publication

The School Health Project has recently released a new publication, Integrating Mental Health into Chronic Disease Prevention for Youth: An Opportunity for Change. The publication utilizes a public health conceptual framework for children’s mental health and provides tangible first steps that public health agencies can take towards incorporating mental health into youth-focused chronic disease prevention programs. It is available on the NACDD website. To download click here.

NACDD September General Member Call

Dial In: 800.430.0714

Access Code: 4587400

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Presenters: Jennie Hefelfinger, MS; MR Street, MPH; Rachel Banks, MPA; Megan Folkherth, MPH; Ali Patty, MSH; Karma Edwards, MSPH

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