The 2018 Member Information Guide has been specially prepared to introduce you to the resources and opportunities the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors offers to support you and other state and territorial health department staff as you continue your critical efforts to lift the burden of chronic diseases from our nation.
If you’re new to NACDD, you may want to check out some of the primary ways our Members take advantage of our robust resources:
- Review opportunities to stay “in the know” through our newsletters, Success Stories, and webinars (for more details, see pages 12-13).
- Identify professional development opportunities, like our annual invitational Chronic Disease Academy (for more details, see page 23).
- Become familiar with NACDD, its operating structure, and understand how you can take a leadership role (for more details, see page 35).
- Reach out to subject matter experts to assist you with implementing national programs like 1305/1422, school health, the Diabetes Prevention Program, and more (for more details, see page 59-61).
- Find out how to connect with your peers through social media and our website (for more details, see page 66-71).
If you’ve been a Member before, we encourage you to check our special section on page 8 to learn about any new resources and information that may benefit you this year.
No matter how long it’s been since you last joined us, now is a great time to visit page 10 for our quick Member checklist, which walks you through verifying with us online that we can reach you with our latest tools and professional development opportunities as they become available.
Finally, we welcome your direct contact with our headquarters staff in Atlanta. Our Member Services Department is ready and eager to hear from you directly how we can best support your professional goals and plans. You can reach them at Members@chronicdisease.org.
For your chance to receive a special NACDD gift, complete a two-minute survey about the guide here.
Without you and the work that you do each day, millions of Americans would not have the opportunity and tools to help them improve their health and quality of life.
We are proud to represent your needs and interests as we work together to build a healthier future.
In Good Health,
John W. Robitscher, MPH
Chief Executive Officer