From the CEO – August 2020 Impact Brief

Becoming Virtual Forward in Changing Times

Sept. 2, 2020

Today, NACDD launches a completely new and dramatically enhanced virtual environment for your Membership. I encourage you to go to chronicdisease.org today and register on our NEW website so that you can access all of our professional development and Association resources and activities we now offer. It’s free and takes only a few moments. 

Even if you had an online account with us previously, you will still need to create a new password to sign in and activate your account. The old passwords and logins will not work. (Learn more about how to register or activate your account.)

Once you activate your account, you’ll see how NACDD’s expanded Member dashboard and enhanced approach to data management gives you fast-track access to updating your contact information, interests, and communication preferences as well as a seamless integration of your Member Profile, your professional development coursework, and event/webinar registration. 

With just one click, it’s never been easier to take full advantage of all the benefits Membership with NACDD has to offer, whether you are listening to one of our podcasts on your smartphone or researching case studies on your desktop. 

And with the current constraints of the pandemic, chronicdisease.org can be an even more valuable place for you to stay informed about emerging issues in our field through our active news channels (and COVID-19 Resource Center)grow your career through our rich learning resources, and engage with your peers

Finally, our new virtual presence also will feature a leading edge, learning management system (LMS) with plans to host several learning modules to help you improve your skills in the chronic disease competency areas and meet the ongoing challenges of remote work in COVID-19. We’ll be adding the modules (with most taking approximately 30 minutes to complete) regularly, so check back often.

There’s never been a better time to check out what NACDD can offer you and your career at chronicdisease.org. Visit today, and don’t forget to register or activate your new account online. 

We look forward to hearing from you on how these new resources are helping you to overcome today’s challenges in preventing disease and promoting health in your communities. 

John W. Robitscher, MPH
Chief Executive Officer

Read more from the August 2020 issue of Impact Brief below.

  • Two New Health Simulations Launched
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  • September is Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month
    Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM) was created by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to raise awareness about rheumatic diseases and the more than 52.5 Americans who live with them. Rheumatic diseases can affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Some rheumatic diseases can also affect the organs.  Rheumatic diseases include lupus, spondyloarthropathies, and many types […]
  • NACDD Reconnects with DP18-1810 Component 2 States
    On July 23, 2020, NACDD convened its second Community of Practice webinar for Component 2 states. In collaboration with the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS) at the University of Washington in St. Louis, Component 2 states were introduced to CPHSS’s Program and Clinical Sustainability Assessment Tools. Recognizing that sustainability is a major challenge […]
  • PSAs Promote Importance of Heart Health Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, cardiovascular health remains a top public health priority – with heart disease and stroke continuing to be the No. 1 and No. 5 leading causes of death in the United States. In a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the CDC noted that in the 10 weeks following the declaration […]
  • September is World Alzheimer’s Month
    World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness about and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Day is Sept. 21. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia, and is a progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss, possibly leading to loss of the ability to carry […]

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