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July 2017

- Texas LHDs, and TACCHO Members, Receive National Awards!

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) held their annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 10-14. LHDs from across the nation participate in this premier event that informs on best practices in public health, as well as recognizes great work conducted by LHDs. 

Two Texas LHDs, and TACCHO members, were recognized during the Grand Awards Ceremony. They are:

Cherokee County Public Health Department, Jacksonville,TX - Chris Taylor, MPA, Executive Director

Local Health Department of the Year - Medium Sized Jursidiction 

Tarrant County Public Health, Fort Worth, TX - Vinny Taneja, MBBS, MPH, Director

Local Health Department of the Year - Bronze - Large Sized Jurisdiction


- Texas LHD Directors, and TACCHO Executive Team Leaders, Serve as Key Officers of National Association!

Two Texas LHD Directors are serving as high ranking officers of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)!

Dr. Umair Shah, MPH, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health, began his term as President of NACCHO.

George T. Roberts, Jr, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Texas Public Health District, began his term as Vice-President of NACCHO, moving into the President position in two years.

Both Dr. Shah and Mr. Roberts are members of TACCHO and currently serve on the Executive Leadership Team as President and Immediate Past-President, respectively. 


Congratulations on these well-deserved honors to ourTexas local public health departments and Directors!