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Welcome to the homepage for the ADCES Alabama Network! This group represents and supports members and groups throughout our state. We encourage you to look around, join in discussions and participate. Just use the links below to start networking with your peers!

Coordinating Body for 2024 

CB Leader  Mary Davis, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM


CB Co-Leader - Lisa Smith, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES


Corresponding Secretaries – 

Financial Leader / Treasurer /CE Committee / Membership Leader - Baleana Watts-McGilberry, RD, RDN, CDCES


Technology and Education (Website / Facebook/ CE Committee) / National Advocacy Committee – Dennis Pillion, PhD


Grassroots Coordinator / CE Committee / Advocacy Committee Janet Benefield, RDN, CDCES


Immediate Past CB Leader - Donna Stevens, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES

ADCES National Board Liaison – 


**Please continue to scroll down for the latest blog posts from the state and for information regarding your local networking group (LNG) including discussions and upcoming events. Be sure to subscribe to your local LNG to stay up to date with events in your area and to network with local ADCES members. For questions or information on how to do this, please reach out to the CB Technology Leader here **


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Monday, January 01, 2024 - (open-ended)
    Online Opportunity
    Small Project (up to 40 hours total)
    Alabama Coordinating Body

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Latest Discussions

  • Register Now for the ADCES Virtual Public Policy Forum ADCES is excited to announce that ADCES' annual advocacy event, the Public Policy Forum (PPF), will be held as a virtual event again in 2024 during Obesity Care Week. This event is ...

  • Hello my Alabama ADCES colleagues! I'm asking for your help with a project we're doing for ADPH to survey Alabama persons with diabetes or prediabetes about their awareness and perceptions of DSME/DPP programs, the referral process, and social determinants ...

  • Greetings, Making and sustaining lasting lifestyle changes is not easy for anyone. A health professional's communication style can make a big difference. J oin the Massachusetts ADCES for "Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice" on Wednesday, ...

  • Hello Educators!! I am posting to other CB's, as I contacted ADCES asking if they are offering assistance with room sharing. They stated they are not offering this service anymore. So, if anyone is going to ADCES24 in NOLA, I have reserved a 2 ...

  • ADCES Alabama Coordinating Body is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: ADCES AL CB Membership Meeting Time: Apr 2, 2024 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85858079008?pwd=T19V38a7PF1sxqrvkr8B8a9YoncTLv.1 ...

  • Greetings, Just a friendly reminder of our April 2, 2024, AL CB Meeting! Our speaker will be Richard Jones, M.D., PhD, who is a distinguished expert renowned for his profound knowledge in both clinical practice and research. Dr. Jones III ...

  • The next ADCES Advocacy Town Hall will take place April 26 from 2:00-3:00pm Eastern. REGISTER HERE . The Town Hall will start with a brief update from ADCES staff on Public Policy Forum, the DSMT Act, and other issues. The bulk of the time ...

  • Thanks for your kind words, Lisa. Jan Kavookjian, PhD, MBA, FAPhA, FADCES Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research & Policy Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy 2022 ADCES President ...

  • Jan, Your dedication and passion for MI are genuinely inspiring. Next week's MI participants are fortunate to have such a talented and caring coach guiding them! Best, Lisa ------------------------------ Lisa Smith, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES ...

  • Hello my Alabama CB colleagues! Come join me next week for the zoom-based Motivational Interviewing (MI) training ADCES has lined up. The schedule is Wed 3/27 from 4-7pm cst and Thurs 3/28 from 9-5. Some of you have asked me where to get the MI training ...

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    ADCES Advocacy Day

    On March 8, 2024, several members of the Alabama CB stepped up and participated in the ADCES Virtual Advocacy Day. Our members virtually visited the offices of Alabama's U.S. Congressmen, including both Senators Britt and Tuberville, and a number of our ...

  • Hello, If anyone is looking for part time work, we have a flexi position available at Grandview. You can apply through the website. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Thanks Jan McMahan RN, CDCES Sent from AT&T Yahoo Mail for ...

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