MOUNT VERNON — Insight for the future was discussed by Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller when she met with the Knox County Board of Commissioners on Thursday morning for her quarterly update.
“We’ve been doing some strategic planning, looking at where we need to go in the next three to five years,” said Miller. “We’re identifying some needs and addressing healthcare issues as they are brought to our attention.”
Miller told of a Community Health Needs Partnership event which took place Wednesday with as many as 15 to 17 agencies attending the event. The groups have been meeting and planning since November, administering a needs assessment and putting together surveys.
“We’re gathering information on people’s needs and their questions,” said Miller. “We’re looking at this data and determining our priorities. It is great to have all these agencies working together.”
Miller told how the health department is looking at restructuring internally. An announcement was made of the recent promotion of Nate Overholt to Environmental Health Director.