Josef Burkart

Health Associate

Josef Burkart is a Health Program Associate on NACo's County Innovations Lab team. He supports efforts aimed at educating, assisting and highlighting the work county officials do to build healthier counties. He is responsible for writing and editing blog articles and program materials, conducting health research and providing program support for the Health team at NACo.

Previously Josef worked at Healthcare Ready, where he was a Program Analysis working on emergency preparedness, resilience and response. Josef holds a Bachelor of Arts from Heidelberg University and studied at Stellenbosch University, American University (School of Professional & Extended Studies) and Heidelberg University, Germany. He part-time bartends on Saturdays at a local Belgium bar in D.C.

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Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.  Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.