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National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

2872 Woodcock Boulevard, Suite 220
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 770-458-7400
Fax: 770-458-7401
Web Site: http://www.chronicdisease.org

Representative(s)

John W. Robitscher, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA30345
Phone: 770-458-7400 ext. 226
Email: John@chronicdisease.org

Description

  • Mission:

    The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) provides state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control at the state and national level.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    Representative membership is open to one chronic-disease program representative who is an employee of the health department of a state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States and is officially appointed by the health officer from that jurisdiction. Representative members have voting privileges at the annual or special membership meetings, may serve as officers and directors of the NACDD, and may serve on committees and councils. General membership is open to other health department employees who either direct or work with chronic disease prevention and control programs, including epidemiology units, from any state, commonwealth, territory, district, or possession of the United States, in addition to the officially appointed representative to the NACDD who is serving as the representative member from that jurisdiction. General members may serve as officers and directors of the NACDD and may serve on committees and councils.

    NACDD addresses the vision needs of our Nation through a National Vision & Eye Health Work Group. This group provides leadership and expertise for the development of state-based vision programs, enhanced vision surveillance, and comprehensive and coordinated strategies in promoting eye health and vision preservation that can serve as the basis for collaborative initiatives at state and national levels.

  • Programs/Activities:

    Policy and environmental interventions across the full spectrum of prevention

    Intervention strategies based on data

    Partnerships and resources

    Population-based approaches and systems-based changes

    Lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity, improved nutrition, tobacco-free lifestyle, weight management, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and stress reduction

    Detection and treatment of risk factors, early identification, and treatment and prevention of vision loss.

    Five teams have been established to focus on the following priorities:

    • Media
    • National efforts
    • Primary care
    • Engaging stakeholders
    • State vision and eye health implementation plan

  • Meetings:

    The group meets every other month by phone and occasionally in person when convenient. Teams that have been established to address workgroup priorities meet more often.





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