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ACHIEVE National Partners


CDC Healthy Community Program
CDC's Healthy Communities Program works with communities through state and national partnerships to improve the skills of community leaders and to establish, advance, and maintain effective strategies that reduce the burden of chronic disease.

NACCHO is a non-profit membership organization serving all of the nearly 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide in cities, counties, townships, and districts. NACCHO's mission is to provide education, information, research, and technical assistance to LHDs and facilitate partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies in order to promote and strengthen public health.

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) provides state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control at the state and national levels by developing partnerships to pursue common goals, developing legislative analyses concerning state chronic disease programs, advocating data-based planning and evidence-based interventions, and providing educational and training opportunities for its members.

National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation, and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of more than 21,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources.

Society for Public Health Education
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), a professional organization founded in 1950, is the only independent professional organization devoted exclusively to public health education and health promotion. It works to provide leadership to the profession of public health education, as well as to contribute to the health of all people and the elimination of disparities through advances in health education theory and research, excellence in professional preparation and practice, and advocacy for public policies conducive to health.

YMCA of the USA
The YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is the national resource office for the nation's YMCAs. Located in Chicago, with satellite offices across the country, Y-USA is staffed by about 350 employees. The YMCA was established in the United States in 1851 and is one of the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in the nation. The 2,686 YMCAs serve thousands of communities in the United States.