Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Janie serves as the Quality Improvement (QI) Coordinator for the Kentucky Department for Public Health. She is responsible for training and technical assistance to state and local health staff on QI, performance management, community health assessment and improvement planning, and strategic planning. Janie has been instrumental in helping the Department works towards their vision of “Healthier People, Healthier Communities.” Before joining the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Janie served the Barren River District Health Department as an Environmentalist, then the Green River District Health Department as their Regional Epidemiologist.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) serves under the umbrella of the Office of the Secretary, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The DPH works to build healthy communities through a shared governance structure with independent and district health departments serving all counties in Kentucky. The DPH oversees more than 150 programs that focus on prevention of negative health outcomes, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and protection from diseases, injury, and environmental health impacts.