About the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Mission

Helping Lexington be well.

Vision

We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation.

Values

WE COMMIT TO
CARING by being thoughtful and considerate in all our interactions.
ACCOUNTABILITY in bringing high quality to our work.
RESPECT for all clients and for each other.
EQUITY in opportunity and access.
SERVICE that exceeds expectations.

LFCHD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department continues to strengthen its work environment and the ability to serve its residents by seeking employees who represent the Lexington-Fayette County community. We will commit to develop and sustain a work environment that supports diversity, equity and inclusion and that nurtures all employees and volunteers through its hiring, the development of ordinances, policies and procedures.

All divisions of LFCHD are committed to equity within our workforce and the entire community. Equity is achieved when race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or economic status are no longer a predictor of government services, health, well-being and quality of life.

In support of our efforts, LFCHD will:

  • Actively seek to recruit employees and volunteers from diverse backgrounds by a variety of means;
  • Actively seek to strengthen and maintain an inclusive and equitable work environment by offering workshops on diversity and inclusion (implicit bias, cultural competency);
  • Actively seek to recruit and increase outreach of diverse businesses in the procurement process; and
  • Actively strive to serve as a local and national model for equity for all residents within our community.

LFCHD’s goal is to create a more inclusive and equitable work environment and improve our ability to serve all residents.

About Diversity and Inclusion at LFCHD

LFCHD is enriched by diverse cultural backgrounds and heritages. Diversity and inclusion are integral parts of the identity of the agency, from public health research, disease prevention and control efforts, to day-to-day management activities. At LFCHD, we are not only responsible for managing diversity and inclusion, but cultivating an environment of fairness, equity, and inclusion for everyone.

What is Diversity, Inclusion and Inclusive diversity?

Diversity is an appreciation and respect for the many differences and similarities in the workplace. This includes varied perspectives, approaches, and competencies of coworkers and populations we serve. At LFCHD, we define inclusion as a set of behaviors that encourages employees to feel valued for their unique qualities and experience a sense of belonging. Inclusion is how we unleash the power of diversity. Inclusive diversity is a set of behaviors that promote collaboration within a diverse group.

How does diversity and inclusion fit into LFCHD’s work?

To be a truly effective public health agency, our workforce must continue to reflect the populations we serve. Diversity and inclusion drive innovation, creativity and improve performance. WE strive to foster belonging and empowerment at work. These improvements strengthen our work in public health promotionby eliminating health care disparities in underserved and minority communities and enhancing our work in disease prevention and control.

LFCHD Organizational Chart

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is overseen by the Commissioner of Health, who reports to the Board of Health. View the organizational chart.

LFCHD Board of Health

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health determines the long-range planning and sets goals for the future direction of the health department, the board ensures that policies and goals are carried out by LFCHD staff.

Current Members (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023)

Kacy Allen-Bryant, RN, MSN, MPH (Mayor’s Designee)
Jack Cornett
Lee Dossett, MD
Hartley C. Feld, PhD, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC
Michael Friesen
Maria de Lourdes Gomez, DrPH, MPH
Linda Gorton, Mayor
Gregory Hood, MD, MACP, FRCP
Majd Jabbour
Rodney Jackson, DMD (Chair)
Leah Mason, JD (Vice-Chair)
Jennifer Reynolds, Councilmember
Elizabeth N. Riley, PhD
Jason Zimmerman, MD, MSPH

Board of Health Monthly Meetings
*The regular meeting of the Finance Committee scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 4:45 p.m. has been cancelled.
  • The Board of Health meets on the second Monday of each month at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department main office at 650 Newtown Pike, Meetings begin at 5:45 p.m. on the third floor of the health department and are open to the public; view our event calendar to find a meeting date.
  • The Board of Health Finance Committee meets at 4:45 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department main office at 650 Newtown Pike.

Board of Health Minutes

Select a link below to view the approved minutes for 2022 Board of Health meetings. Previous Board of Health meeting minutes can be found here: Archived Board of Health Meeting Minutes*denotes a special-called meeting

2022 Meeting Minutes

Annual Reports

Each fiscal year, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department releases a financial statements and an annual report for the previous fiscal year (July 1-June 30). It provides service, program and fiscal highlights for the year. Archived versions can be found at Annual Reports Archive. For Annual Reports not shown below, please contact the Commissioner’s Office at (859) 899-5238 or email LFCHD@lfchd.org.

Financial Statements

 

Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, in partnership with the Lexington Community Health Improvement Partnership (LEX-CHIP), is proud to share this Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan. The document take a look at current health trends through multiple sets of lenses. It uses the information to inform decision-making for community engagement and partnerships to improve the overall health of the community.