ATLANTA, March 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is launching its newestpodcast series, "Health Yeah!," led by Dr. Jean O'Connor, out-going NACDD Board President, on innovative models for population health improvement and chronic disease prevention within each community.
Dr. O'Connor's "Health Yeah!" podcasts support the third annual NACDD President's Challenge, which is a call to action for public officials to focus on emerging issues in chronic disease prevention and control. In 2016, Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHS, Chronic Disease Director of Connecticut, led the "Learn, Lead, and Thrive" podcasts, which challenged Members to improve management practices, and support professional growth development in state health departments. The first President's Challenge, initiated by Namvar Zohoori, MD, MPH, PhD, Director of the Center for Health Advancement at the Arkansas Department of Health, examined the importance of health equity.
"I believe that public health has championed this idea around social determinants of health which is integral to population health," said John W. Robitscher, NACDD CEO. "How do we make sure that every person has a safe place to live, clean food, and water? How do we make sure they have transportation to and from medical attention whenever they need it? It does take a village to take care of people. Dr. O'Connor's podcasts series is a detailed study on how the public health community as a whole can improve population health."
All eight episodes are approximately 30 minutes in length and will be released individually on NACDD's website, iTunes, and on SoundCloud starting March 30 to help kick off National Public Health Week (April 2-8, 2018).
NACDD and Dr. O'Connor invite public health professionals to join the conversation on the efforts to raise awareness of activities in population health on Twitter at @NACDDinfo using the hashtag #pophealthworks.
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and its more than 6,500 members seek to improve the health of the public by strengthening leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states, territories, and at the national level. Established in 1988, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NACDD is the only membership association of its kind serving and representing every state and U.S. territory's chronic disease division.
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