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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected Pramod Dwivedi DrPH (c), Health Director, Linn County Public Health to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 27-member board that comprises local and tribal health officials who are 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. This will be Pramod’s second year to serve on the NACCHO Board of Directors. As the governing body, the Board of Directors establishes NACCHO’s strategic direction and initiatives, sets the annual legislative agenda, approves official statements of policy, ensures that annual goals are met, and provides financial oversight. The Board is NACCHO’s public face, and represents 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 had long-standing relationship with NACCHO where he served on the advisory committee for Community Health Prevention. Dwivedi also served on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Maternal and Child Health Award Committee. He was invited by NACCHO to speak on building epidemiologic capacity at the local level, and the CDC consulted him on the use of Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data for local jurisdictions. In addition to electing Pramod Dwivedi to the board, NACCHO has also announced new officers, at-large and regional members. A complete list of the Board of Directors can be found by clicking the link below. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) serves nearly 215,000 residents of Linn County through its numerous programs and services to keep the community healthy. LCPH educates and protects the community through programs that promote environmental safety, healthy life choices, safe food, immunization, and disease prevention and control. For more information on Linn County Public Health go to http://www.linncounty.org/health. About the National Association of County and City Health Officials The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's 2,800 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.