About Us:
The Kentucky Health Departments Association (KHDA) was formed in 1984 through the merger of the Kentucky District Health Departments Association and the Kentucky County Health Departments Association.  The Association was incorporated under Kentucky law in 1987.

The association was formed for the following five purposes:

    1. To promote better health services. 
    2. To obtain and exchange information. 
    3. To investigate problem areas common to health department administration and
        suggest solutions. 
    4. To promote continuing education for health department directors and employees. 
    5. To establish a framework for more effective communication among health departments,  
        state agencies, local agencies and other interested parties.

All local health departments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky are members of the association and are officially represented by the department's Public Health Director or their designee. Dues paying members are considered "members in good standing" and, as such, are entitled to vote and hold office in the association.

The Association holds monthly meetings for discussion of pertinent issues relating to the operations of local health departments. Additionally, the Association develops, adopts and disseminates information, policy statements, and resolutions on matters of importance to public health in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It provides educational materials to its members for their use in educating board members and other policy makers on public health matters. 

Please Click Here for a listing of all the Health Departments and their respective websites.

Please Click Here for a listing of KHDA Executive Members.

Contact Us:

KY Health Department Association
P. O. Box 4647
140 Consumer Lane
Frankfort, KY  40604-4647
(502) 875-2255

FAX:  (502) 226-5155


Our Mission:
"To protect and ensure the health of our citizens through quality individual and population-based services."
Local health departments will achieve their Mission through community leadership in the core functions of:
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Public Health Policy Development
  • Assurance of Quality Service
Core Values:
We believe that these Core Values will enable local health departments in the Commonwealth to ensure the highest standards for public health.
-Demonstrate respect for individuals and families in all we do.
-Display concern and compassion for all we serve.
-Respect individuals by providing quality health care to all.
-Speak with honesty and display consistency in stating our public health message.
-Display courage by always taking a stand that will protect the health of the public.
-Resist pressure that will diminish our public health mission.
-Work to provide excellence in all we do for those we serve.
-Our efforts will be directed to making primary prevention the central focus in all we do.
-Strive for excellence by being efficient, dependable, and accountable in all services we provide.


P.O. Box 4647 / 140 • Consumer Lane Frankfort, Kentucky 40604-4647 • 502.875.2255 • 
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