Connecticut Department of Public Health Chosen to Participate in NACDD Training

CONTACT: Paige Rohe, publications@chronicdisease.org, 404-924-8295

ATLANTA (July 1, 2019) – The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) announced today that the Connecticut Department of Health has been selected from a competitive pool of applications to receive specialized training in evidence-based public health (EBPH) from the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis  training team this month.

The CDC and NACDD-funded training is part of NACDD’s comprehensive professional development offerings to states to help improve capacity and capability in chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion programming. NACDD offers the evidence-based public health training annually in up to two state or territorial Chronic Disease Units. The training is provided at no cost to the selected states.

NACDD began offering these trainings to states in 2010; Connecticut will be the 17th state to participate.

The aim of this course is to build skills in applying evidence-based decision-making to improve population health and to advance health equity. It uses the principles of scientific reasoning and systematic uses of data and information systems, drawing from the fields of epidemiology, behavioral science, health economics, and health policy communication.

“Connecticut is extremely excited to be selected to participate in this opportunity which will lead to greater capacity and knowledge about evidence-based approaches to chronic disease.”