Alumnus Pramōd Dwivedī is president of NACCHO

Published on July 26, 2023

Pramod Dwivedi
Pramod Dwivedi

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, has installed Pramōd Dwivedī , DrPH, Health Director of Linn County Public Health in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President of its Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term. Dr. Dwivedī assumed the role on July 1, 2023. Following his term as President, he will become NACCHO Board Immediate-Past President on July 1, 2024.

“I am truly honored to serve as the President of the NACCHO Board,” said Dr. Dwivedī. “This is a significant milestone for me personally and for Linn County and the State of Iowa. While the pandemic has undoubtedly brought significant challenges to our staff and communities, it has also presented us with an opportunity to envision a new future for local public health systems. We must continue to address our enduring public health concerns, particularly those related to health equity and social justice. Moreover, we must collaborate in strengthening local public health infrastructure and workforce through the ongoing efforts of NACCHO. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our communities.”

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and our local health departments, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Dwivedī as President of NACCHO for the 2023-2024 term. Dr. Dwivedī has demonstrated a strong commitment to NACCHO during his tenure on the Board, and we look forward to his continued leadership during his Presidency,” said NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman.

About Dr. Dwivedī
Pramōd Dwivedī is currently serving as the Health Director at Linn County Public Health in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Linn County Public Health is a full-service health department that caters to approximately 230,000 people. Under Dr. Dwivedī’s leadership, Linn County Public Health achieved the distinction of being the first nationally accredited local health department in Iowa. In recognition of its accomplishments, NACCHO awarded Linn County Public Health the Health Department of the Year in 2018.

Originally from India, Dr. Dwivedī has held numerous leadership positions in both local and state health agencies in the United States. One of his notable contributions has been the development of epidemiologic capacity in local and state health agencies. With more than 20 years of experience in public health practice, Dr. Dwivedī has been a strong advocate for health equity and addressing social drivers of health to enhance the overall health and well-being of the population.

Apart from his involvement on local and state-level boards, Dr. Dwivedī serves on the External Advisory Board of the Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory.

Read the full NACCHO news release