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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
MS K-40
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717

Cultivating Healthy Communities 20th national conference on chronic disease prevention and control February 23-25, 2009 Gaylord National Convention Center National Harbor, MD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host the 20th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: Cultivating Healthy Communities.

The 20th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control will be celebrating two decades of extraordinary progress in the prevention and control of chronic diseases and drawing on these successes to accelerate progress over the next 20 years. Conference presenters will share relevant information on innovations in science, policy, community interventions, health marketing, and information technology that support healthy lifestyles and cultivate healthy communities. Through extensive networking opportunities, participants will learn successful chronic disease prevention efforts, best practices, and effective intervention techniques used by their colleagues and challenges as we move into the next decade of health system transformation.

Conference Cosponsors

  • The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
  • The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE)
  • Prevention Research Centers (PRCs)

Conference Date and Location

Monday, February 23 – Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Gaylord National Convention Center
National Harbor, MD 20745
(Greater Washington DC area just off I-95 on the Capital Beltway, 12 minutes from Reagan National Airport)

In the Past the Conference Content Has Been Perceived as Advantageous and Proved of Practical Value to:

  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, dietitians, health educators, epidemiologists, statisticians, behavioral scientists, health communication specialists, evaluation specialists, and health economists.
  • Public health and education professionals at the local, state, and federal level dedicated to chronic diseases and health promotion.
  • Academic and research staff from educational institutions.
  • Members of voluntary and health professional associations interested in the prevention and control of chronic diseases.
  • Representatives from special interest groups, business, and industry.

Continuing Education


CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of

  • Angela Blackwell, as Founder and CEO, wishes to disclose an ownership interest in PolicyLink.
  • Quynh Dao Dang of Texas A&M University – Commerce wishes to disclose commercial support received in the form of salary under a previously held position as Health and Fitness Director for a Fortune 500 company.
  • Deborah Porterfield or RTI International wishes to disclose that RTI International received commercial support through Pfizer Grants in Public Health - funding was used to carry out the project and pay salaries of project staff.
  • Richard Wender of Jefferson Medical College, Department of Family Medicine wishes to disclose that the Department of Family Medicine has received honoraria for advisory services he has provided to GI View, Epigenomics, and Genenews.
  • Adam Werbach of Saatchi & Saatchi S wishes to disclose that he has received consulting fees from Wellpoint.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

This conference has not received commercial support of any kind.


  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity provides 14.5 contact hours.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is a designated event for the CHES to receive 14.5 Category I contact hours in health education, CDC provider number GA0082.
  • The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 1.5 CEU's for this program.

Page last reviewed: February 20, 2009
Page last modified: February 20, 2009
Content source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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