The University of the Virgin Islands recently established a partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to continue the goals of the USVI Walkability Institute with the inclusion of the institute under its research network.

NACDD’s mission is to “improve the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control for states and at the national level,” said Karma Harris, public health consultant and Walkability Lead with NACDD.