New Learning Modules Customized to Your Work


Contact: Stacey L. Evans, 404-924-8297

ATLANTA (Nov. 13, 2020) — A key focus of NACDD’s programs and activities is to support the professional development of state health officials. As a virtual-forward organization, NACDD announces a new Learning Management System (LMS), which hosts a growing number of professional development learning modules focused on building skills in the seven Chronic Disease Competency areas. These learning modules are customized to reflect real-world situations faced by those working in public health and chronic disease prevention and control. 

By using the LMS, Members will be able to see what learning modules are available and keep a record of those that they have already taken. Most modules have quizzes and knowledge checks that allow users to check their comprehension and track their learning. 

The initial modules available on the LMS include the following (with more to be added over time):

  • Writing Effective Email Messages in Public Health (~45 mins)
  • Making Virtual Work “Work” (~45 mins)
  • Leading Virtual Meetings (~45 mins)
  • Using the NACDD Legislative Tracker (~15 mins)
  • Generations Working Together in Public Health (~45 mins)
  • Working with Elected Officials (~45 mins)

As more learning modules are developed, they will be tailored to the topic and presented as concise, yet robust segments. 

Some modules include short videos to reinforce key concepts, and others include scenarios and case studies with real-world public health examples that immediately relate to Members’ day-to-day work. 

More modules will be added regularly so that all competency areas are included over time. As the library of learning modules continues to expand, NACDD plans to begin offering certificates in various competency areas that can be printed and displayed. 

Members can recommend particular topics they would like to see addressed by a learning module by emailing Nancy Sutherland at

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The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

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The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and its more than 7,000 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, NACDD is the only membership association of its kind to serve and represent every chronic disease division in all states and U.S. territories.

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