The Center for Public Health Leadership is committed to ensuring that the Public Health Workforce is high-functioning, responsive to community needs, and aware of and implementing evidence-based public health practices.
The NACDD Chronic Disease Competencies are a set of observable and measurable knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes that build success for both individuals and teams working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. Learn more.
GEAR UP journal discussions are held every third Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. ET. When possible, topics align with the focus of that month’s Chronic Disease Directors Forum Webinar. Learn more.
Generate, Educate, Activate, Respond (GEAR) Groups are peer-to-peer, case-based, action learning opportunities. Each Group features facilitated conversations about Member-informed topics that require preparation and active participation. Learn more.
Online Learning Opportunities
A variety of self-paced virtual courses for chronic disease directors, emerging leaders, and practitioners. The trainings are designed to align with the Chronic Disease Competencies.
Chronic Disease Academy
A multi-day educational event where participants can learn from leaders in the field and showcase their work through plenary sessions, half-day workshops, and breakout sessions. Check back for dates for the next Academy.
NACDD’s Center for Public Health Leadership offers a variety of free opportunities for workforce development throughout the year. Development activities are designed to address each of the Chronic Disease Competency areas at different leadership levels. To identify a learning opportunity that suits your needs, follow these steps: