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September 2017 Impact Brief
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When people ask me what the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors does, I tell them that we support state and territorial Members at the local and national level by providing tools, resources, and opportunities for our Members to implement best practices in chronic disease prevention and control.
Our annual, invitational Chronic Disease Academy and our General Member Webinars are some of the more widely known activities of our Association. But we also collaborate with our Members on their own program work in 22 focus areas to reduce the leading causes of death and disability.
For example, the Diabetes Prevention Program’s new National Diabetes Prevention Program Coverage Toolkit, designed with Leavitt Partners and other national partners, supports health insurance plans, employers, and state Medicaid agencies in making the decision to cover the National DPP lifestyle change program. 
Additionally, the Reaching Persons with Disabilities in Healthy Communities Program, in collaboration with CDC, the National National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, and the Lakeshore Foundation, has supported 10 communities in executing inclusion initiatives, making access to healthy lifestyles available for all.
This work, among others, demonstrates that NACDD is a “go-to” organization for partnerships and for funders seeking impactful and efficient use of their limited resources.
A primary reason that we have such strong partnerships and organizational growth is that we prioritize our program monitoring and evaluation. This is one of the reasons we have seen strong growth in grants from the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS).
Because our programs with OSTLTS cut across numerous disease and risk factor areas, they often result in multiple, differing program outcomes. For example, across multiple years of program data, we supported 237 objectives and 178 performance measures. 
To help us enhance our reporting on this work, we recently developed and implemented a program management data system to monitor and evaluate the performance of program delivery across these multiple funding sources. We were able then to demonstrate that in years 1 and 2, we achieved 100 percent completion of our objectives, and it is expected that data for years 3 and 4 will represent 100 percent completion as well once these projects are final.
This analysis was substantiated by OSTLTS in a recent review of funded program objectives and performance.
These are just some of our achievements supporting leadership, management, and capacity as we help our states and constituents reduce the burden of chronic diseases in our states and nation. As we continue our work together, I am excited to be a part of the growth and influence we can achieve.
So, how can we work with you to help you become even more successful? Send us a note. We’re ready to help.
CEO's reading list
Inform Engage Grow
CDC's 'Vital Signs' Focuses on Preventing Stroke Deaths CDC Health Systems Scorecard Tool ACPM Accepting Proposals for DPP Demonstration Projects
New CDC Data Suggests More Needs to Be Done to Help Americans Be Active and Eat Healthier CDC's Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Request for Applications for Lupus Awareness
Learn about the latest developments in research and policy and chronic disease prevention, control, and health promotion.

CDC's 'Vital Signs' Focuses on Preventing Stroke Deaths: According to the CDC, strokes are happening at a younger age, but about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The newest "Vital Signs" focuses on the problem and what health systems can do to reduce the number of stroke-related deaths. 

New CDC Data Suggests More Needs To Be Done To Help Americans Be Active And Eat Healthier: Self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) was used to create a data map to reflect the proportion of adults with obesity in the United States, which continues to remain high.
Find NACDD's white papers, webinars, and networking events that can enhance your current work.

CDC Health Systems Scorecard Tool: The CDC's scorecard is a resource that assists health agencies and health system partners in establishing relationships between local and state health departments and health systems. Staff, in small to medium-sized health systems, who are most knowledgeable or familiar with the current policies and protocols being used should complete the scorecard.

CDC's Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke: CDC's newest tool allows users to create and customize county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by race and ethnicity, gender, and age group.

Register for the Final Meeting of the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee: Register now to hear the Committee's final conclusions on physical activity and health outcomes across the lifespan. The live videocast will air on Oct. 17 from 1-4:30 p.m. ET; Oct. 18 from 8-11:15 a.m., ET; Oct.19 from 8-11:15 a.m., ET; and Oct. 20 from 8-11:15 a.m., ET.
Look for opportunities for you or your staffs' professional development.

American College of Preventive Medicine Accepting Proposals for Second Year of DPP Demonstration Projects: ACPM will fund six healthcare organizations/practices to develop and implement a protocol for screening, testing, and referring patients with prediabetes to a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 10. 

Request for Applications: Developing and Disseminating Programs to Build Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Partnerships: NACDD, with support from CDC, collaborates with The Lupus Initiative, a program of the American College of Rheumatology, to build sustainable partnerships between leaders in state health departments and minority heath/health equity and community based organizations to support persons living with lupus. 

Read more Impact Brief submissions from consultants, like the one above, on NACDD's website. 
What's happening at NACDD and among other chronic disease partners?

Did you miss our invitational Chronic Disease Academy earlier this month? Check out the conversation on Facebook and Twitter #2017CDA.

September 2017 General Member Webinar: "How States are Leveraging CBS Prediabetes Messages in Non-Broadcast Outlets," Sept. 28, from 3 to 4 p.m. EST 

Visit NACDD's chronic disease calendar to view upcoming events.
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. 
  • Robyn Taylor, former NACDD board member and program coordinator for the Ohio Department of Health, is NACDD's new Health Equity consultant as of Oct. 1. 
  • Dr. David Hoffman has accepted an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College where he will teach courses in Ethics of Health Policy Development, Health Care in Society, and Real World Medicine.
  • Kudos to the attendees of the Cancer Prevention in Early Adulthood meeting held in Decatur, Ga., from April 14-16. Their participation resulted in the publication of the article, "Cancer Prevention During Early Adulthood: Highlights From a Meeting of Experts," in the September edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
NACDD In the News
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.

NACDD Announces Board Members for 2018-2019 Fiscal Year

The National DPP Coverage Toolkit: Timely Tools for Payers Addressing Prediabetes

NACDD Announces Winners of 2017 Impact Awards
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