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Chronic Disease Prevention Program Webinar Archives

Chronic disease partner calls

The Bureau of Community Health Promotion (BCHP) holds webinars on chronic disease topics led by subject matter experts from the Department of Health Services (DHS). Please see below for an archive of the webinars organized chronologically. If you have questions or concerns about the content on this page, please email Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) staff.



  • Topic: prediabetes and diabetes
  • Presenters:
    • Pam Geis
      National Diabetes Prevention Program State Quality Specialist
      Wisconsin Department of Health Services-Division of Public Health
      Chronic Disease Prevention Program
    • Marilyn Hodgson
      Chronic Disease Quality Initiatives Coordinator
      Wisconsin Department of Health Services-Division of Public Health
      Chronic Disease Prevention Program
    • Lena Swander
      Wisconsin Department of Health Services-Division of Public Health
      Chronic Disease Prevention Program
  • Date: September 28, 2022
  • Materials:

  • Topic: BIPOC Mental Health Month: Mental Health, Physical Health, and Chronic Disease
  • Presenters:
    • Valerie Peterson, RN
      Unit Manager
      Geriatric Treatment Unit
      Mendota Mental Health Institute

    • Lisa Von Haden
      Director of Nursing
      Mendota Mental Health Institute

    • Langeston C. Hughes, CDP
      Senior Equity Advisor
      DHS Health Equity Diversity Inclusion Council (HEDI) Co-Chair
      Division of Care and Treatment Services

  • Date: July 26, 2022
  • Materials:

  • Topic: Minority Health Month: Infectious Diseases, Chronic Disease Management, and Minority Health Disparities—A Review of 2020 to Present through a Social Medicine Lens
  • Presenters:
    • Christian Hernández, MD
      Emergency Medicine
      University of California - Los Angeles | Ronald Reagan / Olive View
    • Jamal Keyon Perry, MPH Candidate
      University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Date: April 26, 2022
  • Materials:

  • Topic: Revitalizing Inter-Tribal Food Systems and Trade Routes
  • Presenters:
    • Gary Besaw, Director of the Menominee Tribal Department of Agriculture and Food Systems and the Menominee Tribal Food Distribution Department
    • Dan Cornelius, member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin who works for the Intertribal Agriculture Council and the UW-Madison Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center
  • Date: March 22, 2022
  • Materials:

  • Topic: Resources and Tools for Promoting Heart Health
  • Presenters:
    • Anne Gargano Ahmed, Heart Health Coordinator - Wisconsin Department of Health Services
    • Tim Nikolai, Sr. Community Impact Director - American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Date: January 25, 2022
  • Materials:
    • Recording
    • Presentation (PDF) (AHA Resources to Improve Cardiovascular Health in American Heart Month & Beyond)


  • Topic: Diabetes and dementia risk: what do we know?
  • Presenters: Dr. Barbara Bendlin
  • Date: November 23, 2021
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Lifestyle, Chronic Disease, and Dementia Risk
  • Presenters: Dr. Gilda Ennis
  • Date: October 26, 2021
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Revamp of Prediabetes Webpages
  • Presenters: Grayson Schultz
  • Date: September 28, 2021
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES)
  • Presenters: Lexi Davis, MPH, and Martin Salas
  • Date: June 22, 2021
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Wisconsin Physical Activity and Nutrition Roadmap
  • Presenters: Lexi Davis, MPH
  • Date: May 25, 2021
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Coverdell Stroke Program
  • Presenters: John Bowser, PhD, Dot Bluma, Ka Xiong, Ryan Morgan, and Kyleen Maccoux
  • Date: April 27, 2021
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Presentations of Chronic Disease
  • Presenters: Grayson Schultz
  • Date: March 23, 2021
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Resources for Heart Health
  • Presenter: Tim Nikolai
  • Date: January 26, 2021
  • Materials: Recording


  • Topic: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Adversity
  • Presenter: Tim Grove
  • Date: October 27, 2020
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Diabetes Action Plan Input Session
  • Presenter: Mary Pesik
  • Date: September 22, 2020
  • Materials: Recording (part 1, part 2)

  • Topic: The New Prediabetes Toolkit & The Million Hearts Toolkit
  • Presenter: Pam Geis, Grayson Schultz, Rebecca Thompson
  • Date: August 25, 2020
  • Materials: Recording

  • Topic: Lessons Learned in Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • Presenter: Jon Morgan
  • Date: June 23, 2020
  • Materials: Recording

Additional Webinars

From time to time, BCHP holds additional webinars that on chronic disease topics led by subject matter experts from the Department of Health Services (DHS). Please see below for an archive. If you have questions or concerns about the content on this page, please email Chronic Disease Prevention Program staff.


  • Topic: CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) Grant Opportunity Forecasts
  • Presenters:
    • Mary Pesik, Chronic Disease Prevention Program Director
    • Lexi Davis, Healthy Communities Coordinator
    • Anne Gargano Ahmed, Heart Health Coordinator
  • Dates:
    • November 9, 2022
    • November 17, 2022
  • Partner Survey:
  • Materials:


Is there any additional information you can share about the interest survey?
We hosted two CDPP Future Funding Opportunities webinars covering the same content on November 9, 2022, and November 17, 2022. The webinar recording and related slides and materials provide additional information and can be found above.

Where can I find the interest survey?
View the online version of the interest survey. Additionally, a PDF version of the survey is available as a reference (not to be submitted).

Is the survey designed so that you can enter and save data or do you have to complete the survey in one sitting?
Unfortunately, the survey does not have a save and return feature. We recommend reviewing the PDF version and drafting your answers in a separate document. You can then copy and paste your answers into the survey to complete it in one sitting.

What is the deadline for the interest survey?
Complete the interest survey by December 30, 2022.

Will these grants go through 2028?
Yes, these grants are anticipated to be five-year grants.

Do I need to fill out the interest survey?
Yes, all organizations that would like to be considered for funding need to submit an interest survey.

If you’re currently a funded partner under 1815 or 1817, do we still need to fill out the interest survey?
Yes, everyone, including previously funded partners, needs to submit an interest survey if you would like to be considered for future funding.

What CDC Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) does CDPP intend to apply for?
We will likely apply to four of the CDC forecasted Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs). This information was covered in our November CDPP Future Funding Opportunities Webinars. The recording and related slides and materials for additional information can be viewed on this page in the information above. Additionally, the formal forecasts can be found using the links below.

When will the NOFOs be released?
All four CDC NOFO forecasts estimate to be released in January and February 2023. These are only estimated dates – the NOFOs can be posted earlier or later. You can stay updated with the anticipated post date by viewing the NOFOs on or using the direct links provided in the Q and A above.

If I want to be a strategic partner with CDPP but would not be requesting funding, do I need to complete the interest survey?
Yes, complete the interest survey regardless of if you are requesting funding. In the survey, you can describe your level or scope of partnership you are envisioning and indicate if you would provide a letter of support for CDPP’s application. If your work aligns with ours, we would love to collaborate with you and we may be able to coordinate support other than funding.

What are allowable costs?
The CDPP Future Funding Opportunities Webinar reviewed allowable costs. The related slide is below. See the recording and related slides and materials for additional information in the webinar info above. Please note: This list/slide is not an inclusive list of allowable/unallowable costs, and discussion with CDPP may be necessary.

Allowable Costs Unallowable Costs

Staff time (salary and fringe)

Direct clinical care
Mileage Lobbying
Costs to implement the project Costs not associated with project
Educational materials Incentives*
Performance Measures/Evaluation* Food*
Sub-contracts* Equipment (>$5,000)*
Indirect ≤15% approval cost rate* Construction

*These items will need discussion with CDPP

If community grassroots organizations have questions about how to connect with a local health organization/system with their program, project or policy change ideas, is there anyone on the Chronic Disease staff team who could help them connect?
Yes, organizations can contact the CDPP at CDPP staff are happy to have discussions with potential partners to flesh out ideas and make connections with other potential partners to coordinate efforts. We can also provide feedback or guidance if you are unsure if your ideas are in line with CDPP’s priorities.

For those of us who have been a part of the most recent 1815 program, are there things that you could highlight that may look the same and things that may look different?
We anticipate that many of the strategies for chronic disease prevention and management will be the same. However, there will be a greater emphasis on reaching priority populations, or groups that are at highest risk, and designing programs with them to measurably reduce health disparities. We can see this emphasis in the NOFO’s emphasis on social determinants of health and health equity.


Can local community-based organizations apply for this money?
Yes, local community-based organizations can fill out the interest survey for potential partnership.

Does your organization have to be within or reach a specific area and/or geography in order to complete the interest survey? For example, does your organization have to be within X county or Y region in order to express interest?
The only requirement is that your organization is within and primarily reaches the people in Wisconsin. There are no other geographical limitations – your organization does not need to be located in a certain Wisconsin county or region.

Priority populations

What is considered a priority population?
The CDC NOFO forecasts define priority populations as “those who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.”

Our organization cannot single out populations. Can we propose programs that would serve all of our patients?
It is a requirement for this funding to identify priority populations and use specific strategies or customizations to meet this populations needs. One example is using specific outreach strategies to increase enrollment of priority populations. We encourage you to think broadly about who your priority population(s) may be using the list above. However, this also does not mean that others in the patient population are excluded from being served.

Prediabetes and diabetes

Is the diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) option referenced in the “Prediabetes and Diabetes” section of the slides also considering the evidence-based program called Healthy Living with Diabetes workshop? Or not?
It is unknown at this time. As applicable, we will update this response if we find out more.

Heart disease

None at this time.


Does the Fit Families program (SNAP-Ed) fit within the Healthy Family Weight Program strategies?
This is unclear at this time, but the thought is probably not. We will check with CDC and folks at SNAP-Ed – as applicable, we will update this response if we find out more.

Physical activity

None at this time.


None at this time.

Have a question not answered here?

Please contact the CDPP.


  • Topic: Pathways Community HUB Institute Request for Partnership Webinar
  • Presenter: Morgan Krhin, Dr. Sarah Redding
  • Date: August 26, 2020
  • Materials: Recording
Last revised March 9, 2023