District Health Department Director
Three Rivers Public Health District
Dr. Heise “Georgia from Kentucky” is a Past President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). She chaired the search committee that led the nationwide search for the new executive director for NACCHO and co-chairs NACCHO’s Rural Health Section. She is the State Association of County and City Health Officials (SACCHO) representative to NACCHO for Kentucky. She serves on the Social/Structural Determinants of Health Think Tank and the Advisory Subcommittee for the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Heise was a part of a group of thought leaders convened under the auspices of the Public Health Leadership Forum (http://www.resolv.org/site healthleadershipforum), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to author The Department of Health and Human Services as the Nation’s Chief Health Strategist: Transforming Public Health and Health Care to Create Healthy Communities. She was among an assembly of cross-sectoral leaders from across the country brought together by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to participate in the development of their Culture of Health work.
At home in Kentucky, Dr. Heise is the Director for Three Rivers District Health Department, one of the first health departments in the nation to achieve PHAB accreditation. She sits on the Commissioner’s Advisory Group for Kentucky Public Health Transformation. Dr. Heise was recently recognized as a “Rural Health Champion” by the Kentucky Office of Rural Health and she sits on the board of the Kentucky Rural Health Association. She is a regular guest lecturer for the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health, where she is a member of Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society, Beta Gamma Chapter, and very active with many of the College’s other projects, including the National Longitudinal Survey of Comprehensive Public Health Systems.
Wednesday, July 10
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Thursday, July 11
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM