The Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD), united as a District Health Department in 1982, serves the residents and visitors of Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson and Warren Counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. BRDHD and its staff are committed to providing essential public health services in the community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve our community with a commitment to excellence in quality service by protecting and improving the environment and health of people through prevention, surveillance, education, and partnerships.

Our Vision

Creating a healthy community for all people to live, learn, work, & play.

Our Values

Our core values reflect principles that our agency, comprised of diverse public health professionals, exhibits as we collaborate with co-workers, agency partners and the community.   Our values are professional, passionate, proficient and respectful.

Essential Public Health Services:

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services

Our Commitment to Inclusion

The Barren River District Health Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers/interns, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, patients, volunteers, and interns. For more information, please contact Kim Flora at 270-781-8039 ext. 117.