NACDD, Leavitt Partners Launch Torch Insight Health Analytics Platform

Torch InsightTM Health Analytics Platform

Exclusively for State and Territorial Chronic Disease Units


CONTACT: Paige Rohe,, 470-809-0589

ATLANTA (April 13, 2018) –  Leavitt Partners and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) announce the exclusive availability of Torch InsightTM, a health analytics dashboard, for state and territorial chronic disease directors and their staff. The easy-to-use interface allows NACDD’s health department Members to access up-to-date healthcare market data to support program planning. There also is an option to export the data and integrate it directly into internal reports to get deep intelligence about specific, target populations and potential partners.

“Our partnership with Leavitt Partners has been instrumental in helping our Association deliver leading edge technology and tools to our Members, which, in turn, helps states and territories enhance their fight against chronic diseases,” said John W. Robitscher, MPH, CEO of NACDD. “We look forward to additional ways NACDD and Leavitt Partners can work together to help our nation improve the lives of millions who seek to prevent disease and promote their own health.”

Torch Insight is the most recent offering in a comprehensive collection of health policy intelligence products that Leavitt Partners has developed with NACDD called Health Intelligence Insights (HII). During the last three years, Leavitt Partners, in partnership with NACDD, has visited and built relationships with more than 25 state health departments, particularly public health officials. One re-occurring theme in these experiences has been the need for more timely, relevant, and actionable data.

HII consists of three offerings: insights, tools, and data. Since November 2017, Leavitt Partners has been providing insights via the “NACDD and Leavitt Partners Weekly Health Intelligence Insights,” a digital newsletter covering key industry developments, Health Intelligence Partners, the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative intelligence, and the latest Leavitt Partners issue briefs and white papers. Simultaneously, Leavitt Partners started building and designing specific tools and data for NACDD chronic disease directors and their teams through Torch Insight dashboards. 

“Torch Insight is driven by decades of healthcare policy expertise and consulting experience, and integrates data across industries to provide a clear view of healthcare markets,” said John Fiacco, CEO & President, Leavitt Partners Insight. “The HII dashboard powered by Torch Insight will allow chronic disease directors to not only answer complex questions about strategy, marketing, outreach, and government affairs, but to also quickly understand community population health statistics, identify key providers, and track the spread of value-based care.”

NACDD’s work with the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), in particular, has benefitted from access to Torch Insight. The Association has leveraged Torch Insight data during state engagement meetings with health departments and key local stakeholders as part of planning for the DPP’s scale up and sustainability. States have continued to refer to the profiles as they work to increase referrals to and health benefits coverage for CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs.

“Leavitt Partners’ state profiles provide valuable and actionable secondary provider, payer, and purchaser intelligence via the Torch Insight platform,” said Marti Macchi, MEd, MPH, Senior Director of Programs at NACDD. “States preparing for their state engagement meetings have used these data to enhance their understanding of their state’s changing healthcare landscape and to invite value-based driven providers or purchasers/payers to the table,” she said.


About Torch Insight™

Torch Insight, a Leavitt Partners data solution, is an integrated data and analytics suite that addresses the current fragmented nature of healthcare and informs the industry about the transition to value-based care. This robust, clean, and accurate resource is used by marketers and strategists seeking an intuitive, user-friendly, and actionable analytic tool. Learn more at

Leavitt Partners

Leavitt Partners is a health care intelligence business. The firm helps clients successfully navigate the evolving role of value in health care by informing, advising, and convening industry leaders on value market analytics, alternative payment models, federal strategies, insurance market insights, and alliances. Through its family of businesses, the firm provides investment support, data and analytics, member-based alliances, and direct services to clients to support decision-making strategies in the value economy. For more information please visit

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Promoting Health. Preventing Disease.

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and its more than 6,500 members seek to strengthen state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and nationally. Established in 1988, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NACDD is the only membership association of its kind to serve and represent every chronic disease division in all states and U.S. territories. For more information, visit

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