Director of Health
Kansas City, Missouri Health Department
Dr. Rex Archer serves as Director of Health for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and Chairing PHAB’s Accreditation Improvement Committee, he is a past president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Dr. Archer has served on numerous national committees involved with public health. He is responsible for safeguarding the public health of nearly half a million residents and a daytime population of almost one million people.
Under Dr. Archer’s leadership, the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department is, to date, the only health department in the country to receive PHAB accreditation, twice win NACCHO’s Local Health Department of the Year award, and to lead their community to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
Dr. Archer completed his medical degree at the University of Kansas and his General Preventive Medicine Public Health Residency and Masters in Public Health degree at the University of Michigan. He is recognized as a Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar by UCLA/CDC. He has served as Physician in Charge of Employee Health Programs for the Ford Motor Company and has held local and state health positions in Maryland.
Tuesday, July 9
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Thursday, July 11
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM