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Friday, May 17, 2019  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Dear Colleagues,

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) are working closely with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) on a multi-year initiative titled Building Healthy Military Communities. This effort aims to better understand unique challenges faced by geographically dispersed Service Members and their families that may impact their readiness, resiliency, and well-being.

NACCD will host a webinar next week, Thursday May 23rd from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. where attendees will have the opportunity to hear from CAPT Kimberly Elenberg, Director, Operation Live Well, on the importance of working with service members in our communities. She will provide insight into engaging them to promote health and prevent chronic disease.

Following CAPT Elenberg’s remarks, attendees will hear from military personnel and peers from health departments in two states on how they are working together to increase the health and readiness of service members in their states.

Featured speakers are:

·         Florida -- Desiree Jonas, MPH, Healthiest Weight Florida Program Administrator and Lynn Brannon, BHMC State Coordinator

·         North Carolina -- COL Sheryl A. Bedno, MD, DrPH, Director Fort Bragg Department of Public Health and Ashley Curtice, MS, Region 6  Tobacco Control Manager, Cumberland County Department of Public Health

Please consider joining the webinar and sharing this opportunity with those who might be interested in this important topic! 

 

"How Public Health and the Department of Defense Can Work Together to Improve Our Nation's Health and Security"

General Member Webinar
Thursday, May 23, 2019
3-4p.m.ET

Register here now!
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Even if your state or territory does not have a military installation or base, many service members live and work in your communities. And they need our help.

Did you know that…

  • Approximately 1 in 4 young adults are too heavy to serve in our military?
  • 51% of active duty personnel are overweight, posing a significant threat to their health and their ability to perform their duties?
  • An average of 38% of current military smokers initiated tobacco use after enlisting.

As public health professionals, we understand the burden caused by these risk factors. Many of us, however, have not considered outreach to the military communities in our states and territories or have been hindered in our efforts to do so because there is no clear path to working with this population.

Join us for May’s NACDD General Member Webinar on ThursdayMay 23
,at 3 p.m. in a follow-up to Captain Kimberly Elenberg’s popular plenary at this year’s Chronic Disease Academy. She will share the importance of working with the service members in our communities and provide tips on working with this population to promote health and prevent chronic disease.

We’ll also hear from military personnel and peers from health departments in two states on how they’ve successfully worked together to increase the health and readiness of service members in their states.

It’s time to make a change in how we support these vital members of our communities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:

  • Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Directors
  • Chronic Disease Practitioner Network
  • All General Members who work in State Health Departments

Please plan to join us for this webinar on Thursday, May 23, 2019. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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