Healthy Counties Initiative

NACo’s Healthy Counties Initiative aims to enhance public/private part­nerships in local health del​​ivery, improve individual and community health, and assist counties to effectively implement federal health reform. The initiative engages county of­ficials and private sector partners across the country.

The NACo Healthy Counties Initiative will engage county officials and private sector partners across the country to:

  • Take a leadership role in implementing health reform at the county level;
  • Enhance coverage, access to and coordination of health care for vulnerable populations in the community, including health services in hospitals, community health centers and county jails, while focusing on cost-containment strategies;
  • Promote community public health, prevention and wellness programs, including increased physical activity and healthy eating;
  • Participate in the national transition to health information technology and telemedicine; and
  • Offer information, ideas and solutions for county government employee and retiree health benefits and programs.

 

Leadership
Hon. Joan Garner, Chair
Commissioner
Fulton County, Ga.
 
Angelica Baltazar, Vice Chair
Health and Human Services Specialist
Esri
Hon. Lenny Eliason, Vice Chair
Commissioner
Athens County, Ohio
Doris Karloff, Vice Chair
Supervisor
Saunders County, Neb.
Nick Macchione, Vice Chair
Agency Director/Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
San Diego County, Calif.
Elizabeth Stefanics, Vice Chair
Commissioner
Sante Fe County, N.M.
Karen Toles, Vice Chair
Council Member
Prince George's County, Md.
County Members
Hon. Mary Ardapple
Vice Chair
Peoria, IL
Hon. Joe Bryan
Commissioner
Wake County, NC
Hon. Lindora Baker
Commissioner
Caddo Parish, LA
Thomas Burke
Health and Human Services Director
Aitkin County, MN
Lori Bays
Human Services Department Director
Salt Lake County, Utah
Hon. Toni Carter
Commissioner Ramsey County, MN
Hon. Maryann Borgeson
Commissioner
Douglas County, NE
Hon. Thomas L. Coley
Commissioner
Tallapoosa County, AL
Hon. Roy C. Brooks
Commissioner
Tarrant County, TX
Chris Coudriet
County Manager
New Hanover County, NC
Hon. Bryan Desloge
Commissioner
Leon County, FL
Carol Moehrle
Public Health Director, North Central District
Nez Perce County, ID
Leon Evans
President/CEO
Center for Health Care Services
Bexar County, TX
Mark A. Refowitz
Agency Director, Health Care Agency
Orange County, CA
Hon. Viola Harris
Commissioner
Edgecombe County, NC
 
Patricia Harrison
Deputy County Executive
Fairfax County, VA
Hon. Chris Rodgers
Commissioner
Douglas County, NE
Hon. Larry Hicks
Commissioner
Geary County, KS
Hon. Elizabeth Stefanics
Commissioner
Santa Fe County, NM
Hon. Helen Holton
Councilmember
Baltimore City, MD
Hon. Lenore Stuart
Supervisor
Yuma County, AZ
Hon. Larry Johnson
Commissioner
DeKalb County, GA
Hon. Walter Tejada
Supervisor
Arlington County, VA
Hon. Randy Johnson
Commissioner
Hennepin County, MN
Hon. Karen Toles
Councilmember
Prince George’s County, MD
Hon. Doris Karloff
Supervisor
Saunders County, NE
Hon. Gloria Whisenhunt
Commissioner
Forsyth County, NC
Hon. Linda Langston
Supervisor
Linn County, IA
Hon. Arlanda Williams
Councilwoman
Terrebonne Parish, LA
Hon. Mark Luttrell
Mayor
Shelby County, TN
Kenneth N. Wilson
Deputy County Administrator
Franklin County, OH
Corporate Members
Michael Brown, Vice Chair
Vice President, New Business Development
Healthstat, Inc.
Kristen Guillaume
Vice President & General Manager, Public Sector
Netsmart
Marianne Burdison
Senior Director, Strategic Alliances & Development
Cenpatico
Steve Lodge
Senior Director, Outreach & Special Projects
American Beverage Association
Gina Ciccia
Vice President, Client Management
Aetna
Taylor Tomczyszyn
Director, National Programs
CBS EcoMedia, Inc.
Paul Campbell
Vice President, State & Local Solutions, Public Sector
UnitedHealthcare
Joan Ralph Grou
Vice President Continuum of Care Services
Premier
Jerry Friedman
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Accenture Human Services
Accenture
 


Contact

Emmanuelle St. Jean
Health Program Manager
202.942.4267

Healthy Counties Initiative Sponsors