Legislative and Policy Goals
Goal: Develop and pursue a multi-faceted policy and legislative agenda that reflects the diverse needs and interests of the membership while seizing opportunities to expand state-based chronic disease prevention and control programs.
Objectives and Key Activities:
A. Support the establishment of an adequately funded chronic disease prevention and control programs in every state and territory including Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Diabetes Prevention and Control, Obesity Prevention, Cancer Prevention and Control, Arthritis Prevention and Control, Osteoporosis and others.
- Conduct or cosponsor educational sessions for Congress.
- Collaborate with voluntary health organizations and other key national partners.
- Conduct targeted Hill visits to promote the NACDD agenda.
- Conduct targeted meetings with new administration officials to promote the NACDD agenda.
- Develop materials to assist members and others to promote the NACDD agenda. This will include fact sheets, state success stories, charts and other visuals.
- Develop dedicated area of website to ensure that materials and information are easily accessible.
- Work with Cornerstone Government Affairs to identify Congressional champions and promote accomplishment of this objective.
B. Support the Campaign for Public Health and Research to Prevention Coalition’s budget requests to support CDC’s chronic disease prevention and control programs.
- Participate as an active member of national coalitions, ensuring that the states’ perspective is recognized and that state concerns are addressed.
- Support national efforts to increase CDC chronic disease funding by distributing information to NACDD members, providing information about state programs and co-signing letters to decision-makers.
C. Support the essential growth of new and existing state-based programs that address chronic diseases, risk factors, comprehensive and integrated approaches to chronic disease prevention and control.
- Create and post appropriations fact sheets for chronic disease programs,including arthritis; breast and cervical cancer; colorectal cancer,comprehensive cancer; diabetes prevention and control; heart disease and stroke prevention; national program of cancer registries; nutrition, physical activity and obesity; preventive health and health services block grant; tobacco control; osteoporosis and other programs as needed.
- Support partners’ efforts to seek funding for the programs listed above by distributing information to NACDD members, providing information about state programs, and co-signing letters to decision-makers.