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Cedar Rapids, IA – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced Pramod Dwivedi DrPH (c), Health Director, Linn County Public Health has been re-elected to the NACCHO Board of Directors as a Regional Representative serving Health and Human Services Region 7, which includes Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas. Mr. Dwivedi will officially begin his third term on July 1, 2018 and will serve through June 30, 2021.
NACCHO is governed by a 24-member board, comprised of health officials from around the country elected by their peers. The Board also includes ex-officio members who represent the National Association of Counties and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
As the governing body, the Board of Directors establishes NACCHO’s strategic direction and initiatives, ensures that annual goals are met, sets the annual legislative agenda, and provides financial oversight. The Board is NACCHO’s public face, and represents its members in matters of policy, public health practice, and collaboration with health partners in the public and private sectors.
Pramod Dwivedi was first elected to serve on the Board of Directors for NACCHO in 2014. He has a long-standing relationship with NACCHO where he served on the advisory committee for Community Health Prevention. Mr. Dwivedi states, “NACCHO is the voice of local health departments around the nation. Representing my peers in the Midwest and lifting our voice to the national level is an honor.”
NACCHO announced the 2018-19 Officers and Board of Directors in a recent news release. A complete list of the Board of Directors can be found here.
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About Linn County Public Health
Linn County Public Health, an agency within Linn County government, serves more than 220,000 residents of Linn County to prevent disease and injury, promote healthy living, protect the environment, and ensure public health preparedness. More information about Linn County Public Health is available online at http://www.linncounty.org/health or by calling 319-892-6000. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCPublicHealth and follow us on Twitter @LCPublicHealth.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.