County Commissioners also serve as the County Board of Health. I take that responsibility very seriously. I just completed an informative and enlightening symposium at the Kansas Leadership Center centered around Healthy communities and the social determinants of Health. Several years ago I completed the year long Kansas Health Leadership program. I followed that by being invited to participate in the National Public Health Leadership Institute at the Uni versity of North Carolina. After a year long academic endeavor, I became a national public health scholar. In 2007 I fostered and sponsored a two day community conference and conversation called 'Prescription for a Healthy Community' that brought together health administrators, practitioners, business and public health advocates to learn and innovate. That was followed a couple of years later by a workshop on Access to Health. As Kansas Association of Counties president my yearly initiative was a program to orient and train County Commissioners around the State about their role as Boards of Health in their counties. Over the years I have been involved in workgroups on Community Health Center needs, Simulation Centers, KU Med Wichita growth and support, EMS protocols and delivery, Chronic Disease prevention and countless other topics. I take my Board of Health responsibilites seriously.