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Knox County Health commissioner elected president of state association

Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller is the new president for the
Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC). She assumed the presidency
during the association’s annual conference held recently in Columbus.
Prior to becoming the AOHC president, Miller served on the AOHC board and was
chairperson of the public affairs committee. Last fall, she testified before the Ohio
legislature on the importance of a statewide immunization registry and has met
with several state legislators to discuss public health issues.
Miller has been the health commissioner in Knox County since 2010. During her
tenure, she helped secure federal funding for the Knox County Community Health
Center; has fostered a successful working relationship with state and local officials,
served as chair of the 2017 United Way Campaign and was named 2014 Nurse of
the Year in the Public Health and Ambulatory Care category by March of Dimes
Ohio Chapter.
Miller lead KCHD to be named a Champion of Public Health by the OSU School
of Public Health in 2014 for its work on the largest measles outbreak in 20 years;
and in 2013, she was chosen for a year-long fellowship sponsored by the National
Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). Most recently, she
successfully led the health department through the national accreditation process,
making the agency one of only 24 health districts in Ohio to be accredited.
Miller is a registered nurse with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. Prior
to becoming a health commissioner, she worked with health departments in
Delaware, Morrow, Richland and Union counties.

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