NACDD is proud to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Directors call for nominations!
As NACDD Members, we look to you to recommend yourself, your peers, and your colleagues to serve on our Board.
Eligible nominees may be Chronic Disease Directors or any other chronic disease professional who is serving with distinction and innovation as a leader or manager of a state or territory chronic disease program for at least one year. Self-nominations are welcome.
Nominate yourself or a colleague by 11:59 p.m. ET, July 30, 2021.
An ideal NACDD Board Member will possess the following qualities and qualifications:
A NACDD Board Member will possess the following qualities and qualifications:
- Eligibility: Must have served for at least one year in current position within a State or Territorial Health Department’s chronic disease program and/or acted in an Associate Representative Member role. Associate Representative Members must be currently working outside of a State Health Department, but must partner and collaborate effectively with State Health Departments.
- Commitment: Willingness to be an active, productive participant in an NACDD Board Committee. Also participate in councils, committees, or other NACDD programs or projects as needed. Comes to meetings prepared and having reviewed all meeting documentation.
- Service: Availability to meet projected time commitment of the minimum of two hours per month (including Board orientation, conferences, and committee participation). Willingness to serve on at least one standing or ad hoc Board committee.
- Loyalty: Directors often have interests that conflict with those of the nonprofit organization. The duty of loyalty requires that a Director be aware of the potential for such conflicts and act with candor and care in dealing with such situations. Directors should deal with a disclosed or hidden conflict that determines the propriety of the transaction.
- Ethics and Integrity: Not using the board position for individual or personal advantage. Agreeing to disclose all conflicts of interests annually by signing the Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Policy and Disclosure Form.
- Fundraising: Willing to make an annual personal, monetary donation of any amount to the organization and to assist with fundraising to support the organization’s legislation advocacy efforts.
- Governance Skills and Abilities: Experience in governing and policy development that includes providing strategic direction, monitoring organizational effectiveness, overseeing financial and budgetary issues, and determining critical policies or positions.
- Teamwork Skills: Experience working in partnership with volunteers, consultants, and staff with varying viewpoints and backgrounds. Ability to lead, influence, and work effectively toward common goals as a team member.
Being an NACDD Board Member can provide value to your career
Board Members participate in a national thought leadership forum focused on strategically improving state and territory chronic disease infrastructure. They encourage emerging organizational and funding models in the public health delivery system, and they help identify ways we can understand and leverage prevention activities in local and community programs.
Being a Board Member enhances leadership skills via personal and professional development, as well as provides avenues to share experiences and network with other committed public health professionals and partner organizations, including the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Participation as a Board Member also provides intrinsic benefits to one’s career, friendships, professional influence, and to the greater public health community.
Interested Members are encouraged to reach out to a Member of our Board of Directors today to ask them about their experiences. They are happy to speak with you and share how their service has supported them personally and professionally.
The call is now. The need is great. You can help. Nominate yourself or someone you respect by 11:59 p.m. ET, July 30, 2021.