A fireside chat kicked off NACDD’s 3rd Annual Program Success Showcase, an invitation-only poster session featuring NACDD’s project portfolio, held in Decatur, Ga, on Feb. 1, 2018. Participants included U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Robin Ikeda, the CDC Deputy Director for Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health and the Director of the Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health (ONDIEH), Ursula Bauer, Director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at CDC, and NACDD Board President Jean O’Connor.
This year’s Program Success Showcase theme, “Promoting Health, Preventing Disease, and Partnering for the Future,” featured more than 65 projects bringing innovations in chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion to nearly every U.S. state and territory. Projects ranged from expanding the Diabetes Prevention Program into four new states, to creating inclusive opportunities for physical activity for people with disabilities, and to using artificial intelligence to help women with breast cancer make informed decisions about their treatment plans.
The Fireside Chat webcast watched by nearly 400 Members is now available for viewing below.
View the Virtual Poster Session.
A highlight reel of the day can be watched below.
Excited to be at @NACDDinfo annual meeting! This year’s theme is “Promoting Health, Preventing Disease, and Partnering for the Future.” @cdcchronic @JDDRPH #FutureofChronicDisease pic.twitter.com/RJVvvyfd1T
— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) February 1, 2018
About NACDD’s Work to Prevent and Control Chronic Disease and Promote Health
This year kicks off the 30th anniversary of both the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the CDC’s Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and features the nation’s leading chronic disease and public health experts from the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC, state and territorial health departments, and private and nonprofit partners.
The increasing burden of preventable chronic disease is one of the greatest threats to American national security, our economy, and the stability of our communities. Preventable chronic diseases cause higher absenteeism and reduced productivity in the workforce and limit the number of fit and healthy recruits eligible to join our military.
Preventable chronic diseases (heart disease, cancer, and diabetes) also dominate the leading causes of death in the United States and are a major driver of billions of dollars in healthcare costs.
For example, approximately 86 million Americans (one in three) are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes have medical expenditures approximately 2.3 times higher than those without this condition. Yet, most Americans at risk can prevent type 2 diabetes through simple lifestyle changes in diet and exercise, and through evidence-based coaching programs such as the Diabetes Prevention Program.