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ATLANTA (May 9, 2018) – The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) CEO John W. Robitscher, MPH, announced today that the Association was one of a core group of organizations selected for the “Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises” CDC funding opportunity to provide as-needed, emergency support to U.S. states and territories experiencing public health or healthcare crises. The Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support manages the program and has approved conditional funds should NACDD be needed to provide specific services, such as fiduciary agency, procurement, logistics, and communications/administrative tasks during a natural disaster or major healthcare crisis. The grant period lasts for 24 months.
“People with chronic diseases are more vulnerable during public health crises, and a hurricane or an earthquake has the capacity to dramatically increase suffering and mortality for people with these conditions,” said Robitscher. “NACDD was selected to participate in the ‘Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises’ funding opportunity because we have a 30-year record of quick and effective action to meet the needs of our Members in state and territorial health departments as they work in crisis and in normal operations to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.”
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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 chronicdisease.org.