Howell Named Member of Special Program at Emory University

A Christian County Health Department employee has been chosen as a member of the Region IV Public Health Training Center at Emory University’s inaugural Public Health Leadership Institute (PHLI).

Spokeswoman Amanda Sweeney said Kellye Howell, Health Education Coordinator for the local health department, competed with 144 other applicants to become one of three PHLI fellows from Kentucky.

Sweeney added all 25 PHLI fellows are employed by state and local public health departments or tribal organizations in the Southeast, where they manage programs, supervise staff, or demonstrate leadership potential.

PHLI was launched in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia to advance adaptive and strategic leadership skills among public health professionals. The institute is an 8-month experience providing 40 contact hours of online and in-person interaction and peer consultation.

The Health Resources and Services Administration funds the program. The Region IV Public Health Training Center works to build the public health workforce’s capacity to meet national, state, and local needs.