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April 2017

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NALBOH Annual Conference Registration Now Open!
August 2-4, 2017 - Cleveland, OH

We are looking forward to 2017 being a historic year, as NALBOH is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary! NALBOH’s history began in Ohio. NALBOH leaders are looking forward to holding the 2017 conference in Ohio to celebrate the Past, Present and Future of the national voice for Boards of Health.

Make plans now to join NALBOH in Cleveland, OH. View the full registration brochure or register todayPlease be sure you are logged in to receive the member rate. Early bird deadline is June 30th!

Plan to join us at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening for additional networking and social activity! - More details will come as we get closer to the Event. The tickets are $25-Order them when you register!

Reserve Your Hotel Room Before July 11, 2017
The Westin Cleveland Downtown
Phone: 888-267-8085 or visit the Westin Online at:

Rate: $159 single/double occupancy; $209 club room; or $259 suites.
When making your reservation, tell the reservation agent that you are booking a room under the NALBOH 2017 room block

2017 Annual Conference - Featured Keynotes!

The NALBOH Board of Directors is excited to feature leaders and national figures in public health! You won't want to miss the 2017 Conference keynote presentations:


THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 • 9:00-10:00 A.M.


Thomas Quade, MA, MPH

President, American Public Health Association

Health Commissioner, Marion County, Ohio Marion, OH



FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 • 8:15-9:15 A.M.


Gary Edwards, MS

Executive Director, Salt Lake County Health Department

Salt Lake City, UT



Mikelle Moore, MS, FACHE

Vice President, Community Benefits Intermountain Healthcare

Salt Lake City, UT



FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 • 12:30-1:30 P.M.


Karen DeSalvo, MD

(Formerly) Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Consider Nominating Future NALBOH Board Members

NALBOH’s Nominating Committee has issued its annual call for nominations for positions on the NALBOH Board of Directors. NALBOH officers and directors serve THREE year terms that begin on January 1, 2018. The full Board plans to meet twice a year in on-site, face-to face meetings; it also meets on a quarterly basis by conference call.

The following positions are available:

  • President-Elect
  • Director at Large (2 Positions)
  • Treasurer

Please complete the NALBOH Call for Nominations form here.

 All submissions are due Friday, June 23, 2017.

NALBOH Partnership with Michigan Public Health Training Center - Governance in Action

Are you a new board member? Are you board member that hasn’t had new or additional training as of late? It is time to take some action and consider refreshing and rejuvenating some of the skills that you may have learned and consider the new Governance series. Now Available! Governance in Action for Public Health is a web-based course designed to orient new board of health members to the field of public health and initial strategies that boards can take to influence population health outcomes. The Michigan Public Health Training Center is proud to offer this course in partnership with NALBOH and MPHI. 

The 7-module online series draws upon the Six Functions of Public Health Governance and includes short recorded segments (10-15 min each), examples from the field, optional discussion topics, and suggested resources. You may choose to implement the course in a few ways:

  • Viewing and discussing 1-2 modules at your regular board meetings over time
  • Holding special group viewing sessions
  • Asking your board members to view the online modules on their own time

Click here for a preview of the training!

NALBOH members receive an automatic discount on their training tools. 

For more information and to register, visit this link. Contact with questions, and let them know you are a NALBOH member!

Deep Inequities Exist in States' Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies, 2017 Index Shows

An annual assessment of the nation’s day-to-day preparedness for managing community health emergencies improved slightly over the last year—though deep regional inequities remain. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released the results of the 2017 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which found the United States scored a 6.8 on a 10-point scale for preparedness—a 1.5 percent improvement over the last year, and a 6.3 percent improvement since the Index began four years ago.

The Preparedness Index analyzes more than 130 measures—such as hazard planning in public schools, monitoring food and water safety, wireless 9-1-1 capabilities, flu vaccination rates, and numbers of paramedics and hospitals—to calculate a composite score that provides the most comprehensive picture of health security and preparedness available.

For more on the 2017 Index, please click here.

Don’t Be Left Out of RWJF’s Preparedness Innovator Challenge

How are you using the National Health Security Preparedness Index to ready your community for an emergency? The new Preparedness Innovator Challenge hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Kentucky wants to hear what you are doing or what you plan to do to improve preparedness, health security, and resilience against disaster in your community. Has use of the Index In your community sparked conversations with community leaders? Are you using Index data to identify preparedness gaps?  The Preparedness Innovator Challenge is an opportunity for you to help your colleagues by sharing how the Index is helping your community prepare for the unexpected. Teams or individuals with an interest in improving health security and preparedness are invited to apply now. Submissions are being accepted through July 31st.

With questions, please contact:

Anna Goodman Hoover, Ph.D, M.A.
Co-Director, Systems for Action
Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health
College of Public Health - University of Kentucky

National Public Health Week: April 3-9, 2017

How did you celebrate National Public Health Week? We hope you were able to join other public health professionals and advocates across the nation in celebrating National Public Health Week 2017 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. Celebration of the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. If you were able to celebrate in your local community, consider contributing a newsletter article to the Summer Newsbrief!!

For more information on National Public Health Week, please go to 

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