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Last week, we emailed you the 2018 Member Information Guide, which includes all of the information that you need to take the most advantage of the benefits and services that the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors offers to you. (Didn’t get the email? Download the Guide now.)
Whether you are new to NACDD or have been a Member for years, we have made sure that the Guide contains helpful resources to enhance your work against chronic disease, including:
  • Lists of professional enrichment opportunities, like our annual, invitational Chronic Disease Academy, monthly webinars, and thought-leader councils and committees.  
  • Information about NACDD, its operating structure, and how you can take a leadership role in developing the strategic vision for our organization.
  • A directory of subject matter experts who can assist you with implementing national programs like 1305/1422, school health, the Diabetes Prevention Program, and more.
  • Opportunities to connect with your peers through social media and on our website.
As I look at all we are and all that we offer today, I am amazed at how much we have evolved since our humble beginnings 30 years ago.
In 1987, during a meeting of state chronic disease officials, Directors Frank Bright (Ohio) and Jeff Taylor (Michigan) began to discuss the formation of a group of state-based chronic disease peers.
After a year of committee work and preparation, in October 1988, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors was born (although back then, we were called the Association of State and Territorial Chronic Disease Directors).
We were ahead of our time and just in time - in 1989, the CDC established the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). 
NACDD remains committed partners with CDC and the NCCDPHP, among many others at the federal, state/territorial, and local level. These partners have invested in us and with us, reinforcing our national thought leadership on chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion.
We hope the launch of our new Member Information Guide will encourage you to grow in your relationship with us by engaging with our staff and subject matter experts or by visiting our website to see what’s new.
Or, simply drop a line to our Senior Manager of Member Engagement, Tamika Smith ( to introduce yourself and tell us how we can best serve you.
We are proud to represent your needs and interests as we work together to build a bright future for NACDD and our nation.
In Good Health,

John W. Robitscher, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
P.S. If you read our Member Information Guide, will you take 2 minutes to give us feedback on the material? Take our survey now, and you will be entered into a drawing to win some NACDD swag!
NACDD News and Highlights

  • "The Connector, Spring 2018:" The quarterly newsletter, created by NACDD's Diabetes team, focuses on the National DPP State Engagement Outcomes Summit and resources on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • "Medicaid Coverage for the National DPP Demonstration Project to Conclude in 2018": The Medicaid Coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) demonstration project has been ongoing for approximately the last three years and will conclude in late 2018. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been working with two demonstration states (Maryland and Oregon) to develop and test models for implementing and delivering a sustainable coverage model for the DPP in Medicaid. Read more updates from our subject matter experts on recent NACDD program achievements in Walkability, Disability Inclusion, Cardiovascular Health, and Evidence-Based Health.
Events NACDD in the News
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CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Announcements: February – March 2018 The Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Combined Built Environment to Increase Physical Activity State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Grant Opportunity
Learn about the latest developments in research and policy and chronic disease prevention, control, and health promotion.
Find white papers, webinars, and networking events that can enhance your current work.
Look for opportunities for you or your staff's professional development.
  • State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Grant Opportunity: The NOFO will fund up to 15 state health departments and/or District of Columbia to work with state and local partners that support communities to improve nutrition and to support safe and accessible physical activity. This five-year program provides state health departments the support and flexibility to work on systems at the state and local levels to implement evidence-based strategies and to leverage resources from multiple stakeholders and sectors (e.g., agriculture, transportation, education, business, commerce, housing) to improve the nutrition and physical activity status of Americans. The closing date for applications is June 14.
What's happening at NACDD and among other chronic disease partners?
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