TULSA, OK – [July 9, 2018] – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments has elected Reggie Ivey, Chief Operating Officer for the Tulsa Health Department to its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Ivey began his first term as a member on July 1, 2018.
NACCHO is governed by a 24-member board that comprises local and tribal health officials who are elected by their peers. The Board also includes ex-officio members who represent the National Association of Counties and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
As the governing body, NACCHO’s Board of Directors establishes NACCHO’s strategic direction and initiatives, sets the annual legislative agenda, approves official statements of policy, ensures that annual goals are met, and provides financial oversight. The Board is NACCHO’s public face, and represents members in matters of policy, public health practice, and collaboration with health partners in the public and private sectors.
Ivey was appointed COO of THD in 2011. The local health department serves a population of approximately 600,000 in Tulsa County. Ivey has 26 years of public health experience serving in multiple capacities in non-profit and local public health agencies. With a strong commitment to public health and the community, Ivey has taken active roles in many organizations including the Oklahoma Public Health Association, Tulsa Salvation Army Advisory Board, John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Board, the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma Board and, most recently, appointed by Tulsa Mayor Bynum to the Greater Tulsa African-American Affairs Commission.
“I am honored to serve on the NACCHO Board and represent Region VI,” said Ivey. “NACCHO amplifies the voice of public health nationally and supports governmental health departments locally. I am excited to a part of an organization that strives to improve the health and well-being of all who live in the United States.”
In addition to electing Ivey to the Board, NACCHO has also announced new regional representatives to the Board of Directors. A complete list of the 2018-2019 Board of Directors can be found here.
Tulsa Health Department
Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas. The agency is one of two autonomous local health departments in Oklahoma, with statutory public health jurisdiction throughout Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa. THD’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents, in order to make Tulsa County the healthiest county in the country. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. For more information, please visit www.tulsa-health.org.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.