For more than 30 years NACDD’s Diabetes Council has provided leadership, learning, and networking opportunities for staff in State Health Departments working in diabetes prevention and management. The Diabetes Council includes about 260 participants and is governed by the Leadership Group, which is elected by Members. The Leadership Group identifies issues that are important to their colleagues in other states and work with each other, NACDD, and CDC representatives to discuss state and national issues and how best to support states with information and learning opportunities. The Leadership Group sponsors webinars, peer learning opportunities, and information on emerging topics. Their latest product is an introduction to working with Third Party Organizations (TPO). The document discusses what a TPO does, and how they can assist community-based organizations offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program with administrative and programmatic needs.
Learn more about the Diabetes Council and how to get more involved. State staff managing a project, providing evaluation, or working on any diabetes strategies are eligible to run for a position in the Diabetes Council Leadership Group. Become active now and prepare for spring elections!