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May 2017

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NALBOH Annual Conference Registration - Early Bird Deadline June 30th - Register Today!
August 2-4, 2017 - Cleveland, OH

Make you summer travel plans now and join NALBOH in Cleveland, OH. View the full updated registration brochure or register todayPlease be sure you are logged in to receive the member rate. Early bird deadline is quickly approaching - 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!

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Fawell from Colorado who registered early and will receive TWO tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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

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.

Congratulations to our NALBOH Conference
Scholarship Winners

The NALBOH Endowment fund was implemented to provide leadership to NALBOH members. The NALBOH Board of Directors has selected FIVE Scholarship winners for 2017 First Time Attendees. The scholarship winners are:

  • Susan Shepeard, Greendale Board of Health, WI
  • Shanna Wheeler, Tri-County Board of Health, UT
  • Trish Factor, Galion City Board of Health, OH
  • Lisa McCafferty, Tioga Board of Health, NY
  • Belinda Jones-Hill, Halifax County Board of Health, NC

We look forward to seeing all of these first time attendees and many of you in Cleveland! If you are interested in donating and supporting future leadership of NALBOH Board members, please click here!

Spring NALBOH Quarterly Newsbrief Now Available & Submit Your News for the Summer Newsbrief!

The Spring Quarterly Newsbrief is available electronically to all. View photos, schedule in prep for the 2017 Annual Conference in Cleveland, membership reminders, as well as latest happenings around the country and in the public health arena. Please enjoy the many links to view things automatically online!

Click here to view the Spring 2017 Newsbrief

Don't forget to Post a News Story for the Summer Quarterly NewsbriefWe 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. Have photos from the Annual Conference or local stories to share? Please send them to us!
The deadline for the Summer Newsbrief is Friday, June 2nd.

Thank you to the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) for sponsoring the Summer Quarterly Newsbrief!

PHAB Webinar: Advancing Health Equity through the PHAB Standards - May 31st @ 1 p.m. Eastern

Registration is now open for PHAB's upcoming webinar titled “Advancing Health Equity through the PHAB Standards.”

To be held from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. ET on May 31, this PHAB webinar will provide first-hand perspectives that will help participants to: 

  • Explore specific PHAB Standards which address collaborative efforts to advance health equity
  • Describe multiple ways in which health departments collaborate with community partners to promote health equity and a culture of health
  • Identify strategies currently being implemented through accredited health departments to advance health equity in the population they serve

In this PHAB webinar, you’ll hear from PHAB staff as well as individuals leading health equity work through local health departments, including Torney Smith, Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane, WA; and Kelley Vivian, El Paso County Public Health, Colorado Springs, CO.

Register today at:

Questions? Contact Shirley Orr at

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!

Public Health Law and Policy Perspectives
Homelessness and the Public’s Health: Legal Responses ̶ Q&A

Many experts and advocates consider homelessness a critical public health issue. Professor James G. Hodge, Jr., director of the Network's Western Region Office, co-authored the article “Homelessness and the Public’s Health: Legal Responses” in the recently released Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics supplemental issue. Professor Hodge was able to keynote our conference in 2014! In this Q&A, he discusses his article and the role of law and advocacy to ameliorate the public health impact of homelessness.

Read more by clicking here.

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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