Tracy Wiedt joined the National League of Cities (NLC) in spring 2012 to manage a project to help local elected officials address policy and environmental factors that impact childhood obesity. As part of this project, NLC is co-leading efforts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to enhance the work of Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties. In addition, Tracy is leading a new project aimed at working with local elected officials to address health disparities. Prior to joining NLC, Tracy was at the YMCA of the USA for 7 years where she directed two national initiatives focused on the Y convening key leaders in 158 communities, working collaboratively to make changes in policies and the physical surroundings so that healthy living is within reach for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Tracy served seven years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in various capacities working at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. During this time, she worked with members of Congress and their staff, federal agencies, nonprofits, national organizations, state health departments, and others on policies and programs related to prevention. Tracy also has Capitol Hill experience, as she was a health policy fellow to the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions subcommittee under Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) where she advised the Senator on health policy matters.
Tracy has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Public Health from Emory University.