The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors works to improve the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and at the national level. This includes a commitment to addressing health disparities and promoting health equity. In addition, NACDD strives to be a catalyst to grow state capacity to address upstream factors with other sectors.
The Health Equity Council connects Members working to promote health equity for knowledge sharing, brainstorming, problem solving, and best-practice dissemination. The HEC works to identify issues that make it difficult to close the gaps in health status and works toward solutions by partnering with State Health Departments, national organizations, and federal agencies to serve as a collective voice.