Media contact: Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Administrator, 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Stephanie Vogel was recently named Director of Population Health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. In this position, Vogel oversees the Health Department’s
Population Health division, which includes programs and services that focus on the factors that determine the health of large groups of people in the community. The division works to prevent the causes of chronic and infectious diseases and includes programs for tobacco prevention and cessation, physical activity, nutrition and school health, HIV, oral health and epidemiology.
“By focusing on programs and policies to improve the health of large groups, the Population Health division can make a significant impact on the health of Northern Kentucky—particularly as health care in general shifts its focus from treatment to prevention,” said Lynne M. Saddler, MD, MPH, District Director of Health. “Stephanie’s background with community-based health promotion programs makes her an excellent choice to lead this division moving forward.”
Vogel has worked at the Health Department since 1999, starting in the tobacco prevention and cessation program, and most recently as Interim Health Promotion Administrator. Currently, Vogel serves as Chair of the Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, is a member of the health task force for United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Community Advisory Coalition, and serves on additional community coalitions.
Stephanie has a master’s of education in health promotion and education from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s of science in dietetics from Bowling Green State University. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing. She is a member of the Society for Public Health Educators, the American School Health Association, and the American Association of Health Educators, Directors of Health Promotion and Education.
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