Welcome to the workforce development training system offered by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), a non-profit Public Health organization committed to serve the chronic disease program directors of each state and U.S. jurisdiction. Founded in 1988, NACDD connects more than 3,000 chronic disease practitioners to advocate for preventive policies and programs, encourage knowledge sharing and develop partnerships for health promotion. Since its founding, NACDD has been a national leader in mobilizing efforts to reduce chronic diseases and their associated risk factors through state and community-based prevention strategies.

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    In this CDC-sponsored learning opportunity, employers will learn how to establish a customized, science-based worksite health program that can reduce health care costs and increase worker productivity. The training includes both online and in-person components and is delivered by certified subject-matter experts who are available to provide ongoing technical assistance and support.

    This site supports follow-up to the Change Management Workshop carried out as part of the Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Meeting in Denver, CO on August 7, 2018.  The workshop and follow up activities are designed to support Chronic Disease Directors in applying evidence-based frameworks and competencies to change management within their chronic disease units. 

    On-line cohort course intended to provide a broad overview of leadership practices and apply leadership science to the field of public health.  Theoretical and evidence-based leadership literature will be supplemented with current public health and health-specific examples and cases.  The course also provides an opportunity for participants to further develop their own and others’ leadership skills.

    The purpose of this learning opportunity is to support new Chronic Disease Directors in understanding their role and responsibilities; provide information regarding the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); to provide connections to assist new or recently hired chronic disease directors in obtaining additional support they may need to be successful in their roles; and, to facilitate peer interaction among a network of chronic disease leaders.