Supporting Healthy Kentuckians

LEADING WITH FOUR STRATEGY AREAS

The Kentucky Health Departments Association (KHDA) is a statewide membership organization, of health departments across the Commonwealth, that exists to help strengthen Kentucky’s public health system & local health departments.

Through the coordinating structure of our Association, collective efforts of local health departments, and the engagement of our partners – we contribute to our vision of healthy Kentuckians who are all supported by quality public health services & policies.

1
Nurture & Enhance
Statewide Collaboration
2
Lead & Advance
Public Health Policy and advocacy
3
Support Leadership
Development & Capacity Building
4
Guide & strengthen
The public health system
The Future

Where we are and where we are headed.

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KHDA is focused on building on the momentum of prior year successes, strong partnerships, and legislative commitment, while helping support the re-building and recovery of member local health departments (LHDs) following years of dedicated COVID-19 response. Local health departments are engaged and optimistic. Our Association has strong leadership, partners, new programs, and robust clarity about our focus moving forward. We are excited about the opportunities ahead for our public health system – and the communities it serves – to thrive.

Strategic Plan

Discover our pathway to future success.

1

Nurture & Enhance
Statewide Collaboration

Through KHDA and a collaborative structure & culture that supports meaningful partnership & nurtures valued connections across LHDs and with DPH.
3

SUPPORT LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT & CAPACITY BUILDING​

To assure the knowledge, skills, confidence, and capacity of public health leaders, their health departments, and boards.

4

GUIDE & STRENGTHEN
THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM​

By engaging in actions that advance the transformation of public health – statewide & locally, measuring and reporting impact, and communicating about the role of LHDs.

Want to know more?

For more information about KHDA, the latest strategic plan updates, operational details, how to support us, or other ways to be involved, please contact:


Executive Director
Dana Nickles 
dnickles@khda-ky.org


President
Sara Jo Best 
Sara.Best@ltdhd.org


Vice-President
Georgia Heise 
GeorgiaF.Heise@ky.gov


Legislative Committee Co-Chair
Scott Lockard
anthonys.lockard@ky.gov


Legislative Committee Co-Chair
Matthew Rhodes
matthewt.rhodes@ky.gov