Georgia Heise Elected to NACCHO Leadership Position
LEXINGTON, KY- Georgia Heise DrPH, Director of the Three Rivers District Health Department in Owenton, KY, has been recently elected as the Vice President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and will formally assume those duties in July at the Association’s annual meeting in Los Angeles, California. NACCHO represents the nation's 2700 local governmental health departments. NACCHO’s vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives. Dr. Heise served on NACCHO’s Board of Directors from 2010-2012, and will serve as Vice President, President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President for NACCHO over the course of the next four years.
At home in Three Rivers, Dr. Heise provides leadership addressing Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties’ public health needs. Across the Commonwealth, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Health Department Association (KHDA) and the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Kentucky-Appalachia Public Health Training Center (KAPHTC). A fellow of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute and National Public Health Leadership Institute, Heise holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Kentucky.
“It is such an honor to be elected to this position! I feel very fortunate to serve this organization which is the voice of local public health across the country,” said Heise. “NACCHO is a vital link for policy makers at the federal level to those of us who are working to protect and improve the health of our local communities.”
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