Lori Tremmel Freeman

Chief Executive Officer

Lori freeman

Lori Tremmel Freeman has been the Chief Executive Officer for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) since May 2018, having returned to the organization after previously served as its Associate Executive Director from 2010-2014.

In the CEO role, Ms. Freeman works to ensure our country's nearly 3,000 local health departments have the capacity to deliver essential health services to their communities, advocates for local public health within the U.S. governmental public health system and assures strategic alliances and partnerships with a wide variety of federal, state, local, public and private agencies and organizations to advance the health of our nation. Prior to joining NACCHO, she served as Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) where she provided direction and leadership to protect and promote the optimal health of women, children, and families and actively advocated for sustainable and long-term funding for maternal, child, and adolescent health through the federal Title V grant program. While at AMCHP, she received the distinguished HHS Maternal & Child Health Bureau Director’s Award for noteworthy contributions to the health of infants, mothers, children, adolescents and children with special health care needs.

Lori Tremmel Freeman is a career non-profit executive, having enjoyed three decades of working in senior association leadership and management roles. Lori Tremmel Freeman’s career includes holding additional CEO and senior leadership positions with the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA); Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI); the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI); the American Public Health Association (APHA); and Grant Thornton LLP. She also serves on numerous national advisory groups and Boards related to public health. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science from Lock Haven University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing minor from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Haymarket, Virginia with her husband and twin children.

Title Source Date
How vending machines help states battle the opioid crisis: ‘You don’t know when you’re going to need these products' CNN 02/22/2024
Cumberland Plateau Health District Recognized Through the National “Project Public Health Ready” Program Virginia Department of Health 01/30/2024
CDC Report: Syphilis Incidence Rate Continues to Increase and Shows Rising Trend Over Several Years Contagion Live 01/30/2024
Health district recognized for emergency preparedness The Freelance-Star 01/30/2024
One city’s effort to cancel $2B in residents’ medical debt Route Fifty 01/23/2024
How governments are tackling medical debt Route Fifty 01/10/2024
How uninsured adults can still get vaccinated against COVID PBS Newshour 12/8/2023
Thousands more doses of RSV shot for infants expedited for release amid shortage CNN 11/17/2023
What is this new agreement between public health & county commissioners? KREX Western Slope Now 11/16/2023
Advocates fear GOP's proposed climate cuts would harm public health National Journal 10/24/2023
Despite rocky rollout, more than 7 million Americans have received updated Covid-19 vaccines, HHS says CNN 10/12/2023
Older adults still make up most Covid-19 hospitalizations, CDC report says, but concern grows over lack of vaccination CNN 10/9/2023
This year's chaotic vaccine rollout is wildly different than before. Can we fix it in time? Salon 09/28/2023
New COVID vaccine campaign off to a bumpy start The Hill 09/21/2023
The New COVID Vaccine Roll-Out Is Off to a 'Nightmare' Start The Western Journal 09/21/2023
Where to Find Free COVID Vaccines Right Now—No Matter Your Insurance Status Verywell Health 09/20/2023
Opponents of COVID restrictions took over a Michigan county. They want deep cuts to health funding Associated Press 09/14/2023
Opponents of COVID restrictions took over a Michigan county. They want deep cuts to health funding ABC News 09/14/2023
FDA signs off on updated Covid-19 vaccines that target circulating variants CNN 09/11/2023
FDA gives approval to updated COVID booster shots The Mercury News 09/11/2023
New Class of 40 Under 40 in Public Health Reflects Resilient and Impactful Workforce Associated Press 09/7/2023
CDC ends recommendations for social distancing and quarantine for Covid-19 control, no longer recommends test-to-stay in schools CNN 08/11/2022
Music Festivals Embrace Overdose Reversal Drugs, but Fentanyl Testing Kits Remain Taboo Kaiser Health News 08/03/2022
Slow response to monkeypox exposes ‘tired, overworked’ US health agencies The Guardian 08/01/2022
Public health addressing gender gap in workforce leadership The Nation's Health 08/01/2022
Monkeypox spreading in 'cluster events,' but vaccines can help stop it, local health officials say CNN 07/21/2022
Fighting Monkeypox, Sexual Health Clinics Are Underfunded and Ill-Equipped Kaiser Health News 07/19/2022
FDA advisers to consider whether Omicron-specific coronavirus vaccines are needed CNN 06/28/2022
FDA advisers to consider whether Omicron-specific coronavirus vaccines are needed CNN 06/23/2022
Ukrainians seeking shelter in US must have TB screenings and certain vaccinations CNN 05/19/2022
Public Health and America’s ‘Forgotten Governments’ Governing 05/16/2022
States prepare for summer launch of new 988 suicide prevention number CNN Health 05/06/2022
The US is in 'transition phase' of pandemic, Fauci says CNN Health 04/27/2022
As Pandemic Enters Third Year, Public Health Workers Are Suffering High Levels of Mental Distress< Public Health Watch 03/28/2022
When Will COVID Restrictions End? SELF Magazine 01/31/2022
Lori Tremmel Freeman on Rising COVID-19 Cases C-SPAN 07/07/2022

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