About NACDD

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PROMOTING HEALTH.
PREVENTING DISEASE.

NACDD’s core membership is composed of the 58 State and Territorial Health Department Chronic Disease Directors and their staff who protect the health of the public through primary and secondary prevention efforts and work “upstream” on root causes of chronic conditions. In addition, NACDD unites 7,000 chronic disease professionals across the United States working in state, tribal, and territorial health departments, nonprofits, academia, and the private industry to promote health and to reduce the burden of chronic disease. 

As a national, nonprofit, professional Association, we advocate, educate, and provide technical assistance, to inform programming and grow chronic disease prevention knowledge, leadership, and capacity among our Membership.

A shot of someone asking a question into a microphone

PROMOTING HEALTH. PREVENTING DISEASE.

NACDD’s core membership is composed of the 58 State and Territorial Health Department Chronic Disease Directors and their staff who protect the health of the public through primary and secondary prevention efforts and work “upstream” on root causes of chronic conditions. In addition, NACDD unites 7,000 chronic disease professionals across the United States working in state, tribal, and territorial health departments, nonprofits, academia, and the private industry to promote health and to reduce the burden of chronic disease. 

As a national, nonprofit, professional Association, we advocate, educate, and provide technical assistance, to inform programming and grow chronic disease prevention knowledge, leadership, and capacity among our Membership.

Our robust Association offerings include:

During the past 30 years, NACDD has become the recognized national leader to achieve outcomes that improve the health of populations. We succeed through a collaborative approach that connects state, tribal, and territorial health officials with the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and other traditional and nontraditional partners.
Learn more about NACDD Membership by visiting our FAQ page or by contacting Tamika Smith, Sr. Director of Project Management (PMO) and Member Services. 
Many of our Members choose to serve the public because it’s a part of who they are as people. And without question, only the brightest, the most passionate, and the most dedicated of our profession are bold enough to take on chronic disease prevention and control.
John W. Robitscher, MPH, CEO, NACDD

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors improves the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and at the national level.

Lead and influence the ways that chronic disease prevention and health promotion shapes the health landscape.

OUR BYLAWS

Read the most recent Association bylaws approved by the NACDD Board of Directors.

OUR STRATEGY

Review our three-year plan for how we are leading state, tribal, and territorial efforts to prevent and control chronic disease and promote health.

Our Partners

Our Leadership

Our Consultants

OUR AWARDS

National Forum Healthy Heart Award

April, 2010

Top 100 Atlanta Health Care Leaders

2016

The Atlanta Business Chronicle 2019 list of the 75 Largest Nonprofit Organizations award

September, 2017

Atlanta's Healthiest Employers award from the Atlanta Business Chronicle

2011 & 2012

100+

CDC-funded public health projects

100M

Americans reached through project collaboration

7,000

Public health professionals and thought leaders

$20M

Program revenue per year