NACDD Launches Coordinating Center for Public Health Practice 2021 Fellowship Program

February 2021

Last month, NACDD welcomed 20 chronic disease prevention and health promotion leaders from 14 states into the inaugural cohort of the Coordinating Center for Public Health Practice Fellowship. Over the next several months, these fellows will work with our NACDD STAR team and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute to take a deep dive into the rapidly evolving literature related to organizational effectiveness and capacity building for chronic disease prevention practice. They will examine the STAR conceptual model of chronic disease capacity through the lens of the literature and practice-based evidence, and develop recommendations for updates to the model. Included in this effort is a specific focus on the measures of organizational capacity that are critical to building health equity. 
Congratulations to our fellows! 
Alaska: Karol Fink, Lori Price, and Jessica Quinn
Iowa: Jill Myers Geadelmann, Ali Grossman, and Ellen Maahs 
Kentucky: Sue Thomas-Cox, Bonita Bobo, and Laura Eirich 
Nebraska: Jamie Hahn, Candice Fryda, and Ashley Wolfe 
New Mexico: Britt Levine, Timothy Lopez, and Beth Pinkerton 
South Carolina: Virginie Daguise and Betty Anne Davidson 
West Virginia: Jessica Wright, Stephanie Moore, and Scott Eubank 
For more information about STAR or the Center Fellowship, please contact Kelly McCracken, Public Health Consultant, at and 303-550-0693.

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