Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Association of State and Territorial Chronic Disease Program Directors

Promoting Health. Preventing Disease

aka National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)

Atlanta, GA


The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors improves 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.

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr. John W. Robitscher

Main Address

325 Swanton Way

Atlanta, GA 30030 USA


Chronic disease, Capacity building, State Chronic Disease Programs, leadership, policy, prevention, health, public health





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Diseases of Specific Organs (G40)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Management & Technical Assistance (T02)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

There is no unified organization except NACDD, who is composed of the 58 State and Territorial Health Department Chronic Disease Directors and their staff to protect the health of the public through primary and secondary prevention efforts and work “upstream” on root causes of chronic conditions.

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Our programs

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Alzheimer’s Disease Portfolio

Comprehensive Cancer Control

Cardiovascular Health

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention

Health Equity

Where we work

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

As a national, nonprofit, professional Association, we advocate, educate, and provide technical assistance, to inform programming and grow chronic disease prevention knowledge, leadership, and capacity among our Membership. Have best in class professional development courses, assessment tools, and other resources for governmental public health Provide opportunities for thought leadership to find creative solutions for the leading causes of death and disability in the US Provide technical assistance to states and partners to reduce the burden of the leading causes of preventable illness, disability, and death, national and state-based advocacy efforts to support chronic disease work in states, locals, and in communities, program evaluation Be a fiscal agency, logistics, and public health crisis support in times of natural disasters and during outbreaks like COVID-19

During the past 30 years, NACDD has become the recognized national leader to achieve outcomes that improve the health of populations. We succeed through a collaborative approach that connects state, tribal, and territorial health officials with the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and other traditional and nontraditional partners.

NACDD offers a variety of services to support our Members’ work to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in every U.S. state and territory. Communications: NACDD offers its Members the opportunity to share their news and achievements through several platforms, our monthly newsletter, Impact Brief, our Success Stories database, via NACDD’s accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as through our Health Yeah! Podcast series. Additionally, upon request, NACDD can provide additional tools and resources to support effective internal and external communications among programs. Evaluation: NACDD’s proprietary Performance Measurement and Evaluation System uses cloud-based technology to provide a comprehensive and centralized electronic data collection center to house systematically gathered data across all NACDD-funded projects and programs. This system allows for stronger monitoring of program success and rapid reporting to Members and funders. Fiscal Agency: NACDD is extremely effective in our stewardship of monies entrusted to us. The vast majority – 85% – of our funding goes directly into the programmatic aspects of our projects. Meetings & Events: Our experienced Meeting & Events team supports the planning and execution of more than 60 chronic disease programming events in events across the United States and its territories.

Review our three-year plan for how we are leading state, tribal, and territorial efforts to prevent and control chronic disease and promote health.

75 Largest Nonprofit Organizations -September, 2017 National Forum Healthy Heart Award- April, 2010 Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers-2011 & 2012 Top 100 Atlanta Health Care Leaders -2016

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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the feedback loop
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How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: sms text surveys, electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), paper surveys, focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), community meetings/town halls, constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.

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Association of State and Territorial Chronic Disease Program Directors

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?