At its annual meeting in October, the Kentucky Health Department Association (KHDA) named Crystal Caudill Miller, MPH, Public Health Director for Wedco District Health Department, as its 2013 Outstanding Director.
Mark Hensley, director of the Laurel County Health Department said, “Crystal has been unwavering in her efforts to promote public health not only in the district she oversees, but throughout the state. I feel that she is deserving of this honor and I am proud to be one of her colleagues.”
KHDA is a collaborative effort of local health department leaders to share resources and work together to improve the public health of Kentucky.
In addition to her professional involvement as treasurer of KHDA, Miller was recently elected to serve on the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Board of Directors for 2013-2015. NACCHO represents the nation’s 2,700 local governmental health departments.
Miller also serves on the advisory board of the Kentucky-Appalachia Public Health Training Center (KAPHTC) and is a Fellow of the National Public Health Leadership Institute.
Miller holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Kentucky and plans to complete doctoral studies in Public Health in 2014.
Upon being named as Outstanding Public Health Director for 2013 by her peers, Miller said “It is such an honor to be elected to this position by my colleagues. I feel very fortunate to serve public health at the local, state and national level. I am proud to work with such wonderful people and it is a privilege to be a part of organizations which represent the voice of local public health.”
The Wedco District Health Department, based in Cynthiana, serves the counties of Harrison, Nicholas and Scott for public health and home health and for Bourbon County home health. Miller provides leadership and oversight in public health efforts to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well being of the people in our community.