CHRONIC DISEASE DIRECTORS FORUM WEBINAR SERIES

Chronic Disease Directors Forum Webinars

The Chronic Disease Directors Forum Webinars (formerly First Thursday Webinars) support leadership and management capacity building for Chronic Disease Directors at State Health Departments nationwide. The webinars feature presentations on timely public health topics, leadership and management theory and practice, practice-based examples from state chronic disease and health promotion units, and more. Additionally, these webinars provide an opportunity for states to hear updates from CDC and from NACDD. Each webinar includes time for discussion and a question and answer period. The webinars are held in the beginning of the month, which is every first Thursday for most NACDD Chronic Disease Director members, at 3:00 p.m. ET for one hour.

2020 Schedule

  • January 2020 — No Webinar
  • February 6, 2020 — CDC NCCDPHP’s Vision and Direction
  • March 5, 2020 — Rhode Island Health Equity Measures (rescheduled to June)
  • March 26, 2020 — Special Edition: NACDD COVID-19 Response and Resources
  • April 2020 — No Webinar 
  • May 7, 2020 — COVID-19 Response Discussion and TIPS 2020 Update
  • June 4, 2020 — Rhode Island Health Equity Measures
  • July 2020 — No Webinar
  • August 6, 2020 — Funding for Community Development and Social Determinants of Health  
  • September 2020         
  • October 1, 2020           
  • November 5, 2020      
  • December 3, 2020      

Note: Chronic Disease Directors Forum Webinars are not held in January or July.

Archived Webinar Recordings

2020

June 4, 2020

Rhode Island Health Equity Measures 

Speakers:

John Robitscher, Chief Executive Officer, NACDD

Carol Hall-Walker, Associate Director of Health, Division of Community Health and Equity, Rhode Island Department of Health

Deborah Garneau, Health Equity Institute Director & Maternal Child Health Director, Rhode Island Department of Health

Tara Hylton, Chief of the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, Florida Department of Health

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May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Response Discussion and TIPS 2020 Update

Speakers:

John Robitscher, Chief Executive Officer, NACDD

Dr. David Hoffman, At-Large Board Member and Chair of Board Government Affairs Committee, NACDD

Dr. Karen Hacker, Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

Robin Scala, Health Communication Specialist, Office on Smoking and Health, NCCDPHP, CDC

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March 26, 2020

Special Edition: NACDD COVID-19 Response and Resources 

Speakers:

John Robitscher, Chief Executive Officer, NACDD

Dr. David Hoffman, At-Large Board Member and Chair of Board Government Affairs Committee, NACDD

Marti Macchi, Senior Director of Programs, NACDD

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February 6, 2020

CDC NCCDPHP’s Vision and Direction

Speakers:
Dr. Karen Hacker, Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

John Robitscher, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Dr. Susan Kansagra, North Carolina Chronic Disease Director and NACDD Board President-Elect

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2019

December 5, 2019 

Building GIS Capacity for Chronic Disease Prevention

Speakers:
Melita Jordan, Senior Executive Service Director, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Services, New Jersey State Health Department

Stacy Campbell, Bureau Chief, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Jessie Fernandes, Section Supervisor, Asthma Control, Cardiovascular Health, and Diabetes Programs, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Dr. Ann Albright, Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC 

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November 7, 2019 

Trends in State Policy

Speakers:
Liz Ruth, State Policy Analyst, NACDD

Monica Morales, Deputy Director, Center for Healthy Communities, California Department of Public Health

Sean Cucchi, Associate Director for Planning, Evaluation, and Legislation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), CDC

Dr. Brian King, Deputy Director for Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health, NCCDPHP, CDC

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October 3, 2019 

Telework Policy and Practice

Speakers:
Melissa Fahrenbruch, Program and Professional Development Team Lead, School Health Branch, CDC

Janae Duncan, Bureau Director, Bureau of Health Promotion, Utah Department of Health

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September 5, 2019 

Organizational Development: STate Activation and Response (STAR) in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Webinar also includes a CDC update on e-cigarettes)

Speakers:
Dr. Karen Hacker, Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

Dr. MeLisa Creamer, ORISE Fellow, Office on Smoking and Health, CDC

Amber Lynn Mendiola, Non-Communicable Disease Bureau Administrator, Division of Public Health Services, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Karen Girard, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Section Manager, Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority

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August 1, 2019 

Health Equity and Leadership

Speakers:
Natalie Burke, President and CEO, CommonHealth Action

Laurie Schneider, Deputy Chief, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Dr. Lawrence Barker, Senior Scientist, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

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June 6, 2019 

Topics in Organizational Climate and Culture: Performance Improvement

Speakers:
Gina Febbraro, Planning and Improvement Consultant, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Steve Cramer, Chronic Disease Director, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

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May 2, 2019 

Opioids and Chronic Disease Prevention

Speakers:
Mark Kinde, Injury and Violence Prevention Section, Minnesota Department of Health

Audra Putt, Cancer Prevention and Control Section, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Jan Losby, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC

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March 7, 2019 

Chronic Disease and Climate Change

 Speakers:
 Corinne Graffunder, Director, Office on Smoking and Health, CDC
 James Crooks, Associate Professor, National Jewish Health
 Clifford Mitchell, Director, Environmental Health Bureau, Maryland Department of Health
 Allison Gost Breitenother, Program Manager, Maryland Climate Change Health Adaptation Program, Maryland Department of Health
 Dr. Susan Kansagra, Chronic Disease and Injury Section Chief, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

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February 7, 2019

 2019 Priorities in Chronic Disease Prevention

 Speakers:
 Jeanne Alongi, Senior Consultant, NACDD

 Dana Shelton, Acting Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

 Gabriel Kaplan, NACDD Board President

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2018

December 6, 2018

Mentoring Circles

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November 1, 2018

NACDD Chronic Disease Directors’ Forum Updates and Feedback on First Thursdays

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October 4, 2018

The Importance of Organizational Climate and Culture in Organizational Capacity

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September 6, 2018

Social Media and Public Health

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August 9, 2018

The Importance of Management and Administration in Building Organizational Capacity

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June 7, 2018

Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy

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May 3, 2018

The Importance of Partnerships and Relationships in Building Organizational Capacity

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April 5, 2018

Root Causes and the Role of State Chronic Disease Directors and Introduction to Health Equity Council

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March 1, 2018

Leadership as a Key Component to Organizational Capacity Building in Chronic Disease Units

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February 1, 2018

Public Health Leadership & Practice Updates and Workforce Development as a Key Component to Organizational Capacity Building in Chronic Disease Units

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January 11, 2018

Quarterly NCCDPHP Update; Looking Back and Forward (with emphasis on upcoming NOFOs in 2018)

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2017

December 7, 2017

The Importance of Evidence Based Public Health in Organizational Capacity Building

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November 2, 2017

Quarterly Updates and The Role of EHRs in Chronic Disease Prevention

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October 5, 2017

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention

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September 7, 2017

Public Health Practice and Leadership: STAR

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August 3, 2017

Performance Measures Recommendations and National Policy Landscape

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June 1, 2017

Public Health Accreditation

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 May 4, 2017
 A Conceptual Model for Looking at State Health Department Efficiency

 

 April 6, 2017
 Falls Prevention Programs

 

 March 2, 2017
 How Can We Evolve the Workforce and Save Public Health

 

 February 2, 2017
 Discussion on 1422 and 1305