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March 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. 

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!

Don't Forget to Reserve Your Hotel Room! 
Reservation Deadline: 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 Registration - Conference Scholarship Opportunity Available

Five full conference scholarships (complimentary registrations) are available for NALBOH Members for First Time Conference attendees-apply here by April 14th to be considered!

Submit Your Articles for the Spring Quarterly Newsbrief - Deadline Approaching - Deadline March 24th!  

NALBOH is working on the Spring Edition of the Quarterly Newsbrief. Don't miss your chance to share with your colleagues what you have been doing as an active Board of Health! Did you just receive accreditation? Would you like to recognize someone for their distinguished service? Have you passed a policy or resolution that impacts public health? Do you have your annual meeting/conference coming up? Let the NALBOH Office know and we can publish for all NALBOH members to see. 

Deadline for submissions is March 24thSubmit your News Story or send to the NALBOH Office email.

NALBOH Recorded Webinar Now Available
Title: Evidence for Action: A Resource for Local Boards of Health

NALBOH and Evidence for Action held a webinar last week to discuss opportunities and partnerships, along with a funding project into action!

Please click here for the webinar recording.

The Evidence for Action (E4A) funds rigorous research evaluating health and other outcomes of local, state, and national policies, programs, and interventions in order to determine which strategies are likely to be most effective in improving population health, well-being, and health equity. This webinar is designed to introduce representatives of local boards of health to E4A as both a source of potential funding for local research projects and a resource for high-quality evidence to inform your decision-making about programs and policies that impact the health, equity, and well-being of your communities and constituents.  

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

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!

Emeritus Gathering - Hope to See you in Ohio! 

Calling all NALBOH Emeritus Members......

As you might know or just do the math from 1992, NALBOH is 25 years old this year and will be celebrating its 25th Annual Conference August 2-4, 2017 in Cleveland Ohio!

This would be a wonderful time to gather as many of us former Board Members to once again meet and great and reminisce about old times past and future. Registration is now open - and please don't forget to join NALBOH as an Emeritus Member at no charge.

NALBOH's Board of Directors continues to support having our Emeritus Committee. The Committee Members for 2017 are as follows: Ned Baker; Buddy Gallenstein; Alice Davis; Donna Rozar; Harvey Wallace; Bob Blackburn; Steve Scanlin; Tony Santarsiero; Ken Johnson (Past President); and I serve as the Chair. We are hoping that many of our Committee Members will try to get to Cleveland too- come join us!

Keep safe and healthy and thanks for being a NALBOHian.

Warm regards, Ron Burger

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Announces New Funding Awards

New funding awards are being released by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for its upcoming performance period (May 1, 2017 – April 30th, 2018). Awards range in scope and size, depending on the regional office that is distributing the award, and cover topics like community and professional outreach, professional development, and emergency preparedness. To learn more about funding awards available in your state, please visit to find your regional office and then select the funding link from the menu.

Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health Webinar – March 30 at 1 p.m. ET

This webinar, co-sponsored by the Network and the CDC’s Public Health Law Program, will discuss how transportation policy, and accompanying legislative interventions, can impact public health. Speakers will describe transportation as a social determinant of health, how public transportation and infrastructure impact health outcomes related to physical health, and trends in using transportation law to address public health issues. Please click here to register for this important webinar. 

Announcing: The 500 Cities Project Interactive Website

The launch of the interactive website for the 500 Cities Project was launched at the beginning of March. This public, interactive website allows users to retrieve, view, and explore uniformly-defined selected city and census tract-level data for the largest 500 US cities for conditions, behaviors, and risk factors that have a substantial impact on population health. The interactive mapping application also enables users to zoom in to their neighborhood and explore their local data in the larger context of their city.

The release of the interactive web application complements the early December release of the project map books and data. The project represents the first-of-its kind data analysis for the 500 largest American cities, and the census tracts within these cities, to identify, analyze, and report data for 27 chronic disease measures. Find out more details here

National Public Health Week: April 3-9, 2017

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. Celebrating in your local community? Contribute a newsletter article to the Newsbrief!!

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

Other News

Post a News Story: We want to hear what is going on with your Board of Health! It is your chance to tell membership what you are proud of and inspire others. The NALBOH Office will approve your posting and can be included in the monthly e-News or Quarterly Newsbrief if you wish.

Member Directory: See who else is a NALBOH member across the country. Be sure to have your profile updated so others can see the most accurate information about your Board of Health. Add your Board Members if you haven't done so. This assures all of your Board of Health members have their own username/password access to free webinars, the membership directory, forums and members only information.

Website FAQs: Use this page to help manage your account information. Also, add subaccounts so all of your Board of Health members can access the website and have their own Username/Password to enjoy Members-only information. Each member of your agency is welcome to have an account to assure all access to materials! 


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