Iowa Local Public Health Leader, Dr. Pramod Dwivedi, Named President-Elect of the National Association of County and City Health Officials
Cedar Rapids, IA, July 06, 2022 – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, has named Pramod Dwivedi, DrPH, MS, MSW, MA, Health Director of Linn County Public Health in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President-Elect of its Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. Dr. Dwivedi assumed the role on July 1, 2022. He will become Board President on July 1, 2023.
“I am, indeed, deeply honored to serve as President-Elect of the NACCHO Board. Although the pandemic has weighed heavily on our staff and neighbors, we remain vigilant about our long-standing public health issues associated with social justice and health equity,” said Dr. Dwivedi. In addition, we must work together on building local public health infrastructure and workforce through the ongoing work of NACCHO.”
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and our local health departments, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Dwivedi to the NACCHO Executive Committee as President-Elect. Dr. Dwivedi has demonstrated a strong commitment to NACCHO during his tenure on the Board and we look forward to his continued leadership as an Officer of the organization,” said NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman.
About Dr. Dwivedi
Dr. Pramod Dwivedi, originally from India, currently serves as health director of Linn County Public Health (LCPH) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. LCPH is a full-service health department serving nearly 230,000 people in Linn County. Under his leadership, in 2015, LCPH became the first PHAB accredited local health department in Iowa. In 2018, the department received the Health Department of the Year award from NACCHO. He also built epidemiologic capacity at LCPH and firmly believes it is vital to advancing and improving the public’s health. He has authored numerous reports and articles, and is regularly interviewed by local and national media.
About NACCHO’s Board of Directors
As the governing body, NACCHO’s Board of Directors establishes the association’s strategic direction and initiatives, sets the annual legislative agenda, approves official policy statements, 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. NACCHO’s Board is led by four executive officers, including Dr. Dwivedi.