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Date:
September 9, 2008
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Elaine Severe, Health Department, 441-8093


DART NAMED PRESIDENT-ELECT OF NATIONAL HEALTH BOARD

The Director of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) was today named president-elect of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Bruce Dart has been Director of LLCHD since 2001, and his NACCHO appointment was made at the Association’s annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif.

“It has been incredible to be part of such a tremendous organization with passionate and driven employees who support local health departments across the country,” said Dart. “NACCHO connects all of us who are working to improve health status on the local level and gives us tools to help us improve the quality of life for all the citizens we serve."

As LLCHD Director, Dart leads an agency serving more than 275,000 Nebraskans. He has been a public health practitioner since 1980. Dart is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and was formerly Nebraska Environmental Health Administrator of the Year. He said his focus is on improving environmental and social conditions that impact the public’s health and building support for healthy communities among local constituents.

Dart received his master’s degree in administration (health services) from Central Michigan University and his doctorate in health services from Walden University. He is Past President of the Public Health Association of Nebraska and serves on the board of directors of several local nonprofit health and human services organizations focusing on community health and health care access issues.

NACCHO represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments who work every day to protect and promote the health of their communities. NACCHO develops resources and programs and promotes national policies that support effective local public health practice. More information is available at naccho.org.


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