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02/20/2024: Health District Director Announces Departure

Don Duffy, District Director of Panhandle Health District, announced he will be leaving Panhandle Health District in May 2024 to pursue other professional interests.

Duffy has been with the District since the spring of 2014 serving as the Division administrator of Community Health and Clinical Services and then as Director. He also served as the District’s Incident Commander of the COVID-19 pandemic executing multiple planning and logistical decisions while interfacing with the community and healthcare leaders.

“I’m grateful to have had this opportunity and experience to serve the North Idaho community over the past decade,” said Duffy. “The health district has an incredible team of dedicated individuals who I had the privilege to work alongside. I look forward to serving the community in other capacities.”

Prior to coming to PHD, Duffy owned and operated a healthcare consulting company working with medical practices throughout the Western United States. Duffy earned his MBA through Gonzaga University, and his Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees through Brigham Young University. Duffy resides in Kootenai County with his wife Heather and plans to remain in the area.

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Panhandle Health District provides over 40 different public health programs to families, individuals and organizations in northern Idaho. From food and drinking water safety to health education and disease control, public health services are critical to ensure our community is a safe and healthy place to live, work and play.

The PHD team is made up of nurses, nutritionists, environmental health specialists, health educators and many other dedicated professionals with a common goal to deliver vital public health services.

Panhandle Health District is one of seven health districts in the state of Idaho.