This Aug. 18 FREE virtual one-hour event at 5 PM is presented by TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky, on “Public Health: Where Does Tech Play A Role in COVID-19?” This event is designed for all tech and business professionals to be able to ask questions, and achieve a greater understanding of COVID-19 mitigation and the role of technology. The speaker will be Director of Public Health, Teresa Gamsky, of the Oldham County Public Health Department. She will delve into the current KY state and local COVID responses and various concepts of contact tracing underway and in planning with allowance for questions.
DATE: Aug. 18, 2020
Location: On Zoom
Register: On Eventbrite
TALK Topic: Public Health: Where Does Tech Play A Role in COVID-19?
Speaker: Director of Public Health, Teresa Gamsky, of the Oldham County Public Health Department (KY).
Teresa Gamsky R.N. has served the Oldham County community over the past 20 years in many professional and volunteer capacities. She currently serves as the Director of Public Health for the Oldham County Health Department (OCHD). OCHD provides public health services mandated by KY statute and the Dept for Public Health. Programming includes environmental health oversight and enforcement, KY WIC which is the Women, Infant and Children’s nutritional support program, the KY Immunization program, HANDS home visitation for families, Disaster/Preparedness Response and foremost disease surveillance and mitigation activities. OCHD is and was the lead agency in local, national and international disease mitigations efforts such as COVID-19, Hepatitis A and the H1N1 Influenza outbreak of 2009. OCHD serves as the community’s health strategist to monitor the health and wellbeing of Oldham County residents by administering a Community Health Assessment every three years. This assessment considers national, state and local data to support the design of a Community Improvement Plan. This plan addresses the social determinants of health including education with a focus on school and career readiness, access to health care for all, access to healthy food choices and the built environment in our community, all which impact our health status and health outcomes.
Teresa is a member of the Executive Committee for the Kentucky Health Department’s Association and she participates on many local advisory teams including the OC Metro United Way advisory and LaGrange Family Resource Center advisory at LaGrange Elementary School. She is also a founding board member of the Hope Health Clinic, a 501(c)3 community supported clinic providing primary care to those without access to healthcare.