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May 2016

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Call for Nominations Deadline June 1st - Nominate a Colleague for the NALBOH Board of Directors!

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, 2017. The full Board plans to meet twice a year face-to face; it also meets at other times as necessary by conference call. 

The following positions are available:

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

Please download the full description of the positions here.

Please complete the NALBOH Call for Nominations Online form here.

All submissions are due by close of business on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

2016 Annual Conference Registration -
Early Bird Deadline June 30th! 

Registration Now Available! - The 2016 Annual Conference will take place August 10-12, 2016 at the Hilton at the Ballpark Hotel in St. Louis, MO! The full Conference Brochure is posted - click here for viewingDon't forget to purchase a guest pass for meals and the Conference reception! When registering, please be sure you are logged in to receive the NALBOH Member rate.

Reserve your Hotel Room Today!

Make your Reservation Today! Rates: $139 single/double occupancy.
Phone: 314-421-1776
Reservation Deadline: Sunday, July 16, 2016

When making your reservation, tell the reservation agent that you are booking a room under the NALBOH (National Association of Local Boards of Health) 2016 room block.

More details about the Hilton location:

  • 100 yards from Busch Stadium, home of the St Louis Cardinals
  • Located next to St. Louis Ballpark Village, home of sports, entertainment, dining and nightlife
  • Walking distance to America’s Center and downtown St. Louis, MO attractions

Pre-Conference Session - Wednesday, August 10th - 
Orienting Local Boards of Health to Population Health Strategies: A Training Resource

Join Phyllis Meadows, PhD, MSN, RN, Associate Dean for Practice, Office of Public Health Practice, University of Michigan School of Public Health
and Phoebe Goldberg, MPH, CHES, Program Manager, Michigan Public Health Training Center, Office of Public Health Practice, University of Michigan School of Public Health during their pre-conference session at the NALBOH Annual Conference. B
oards of health bringing together leaders from across disciplines is one of their greatest strengths. For this reason, however, it is necessary to ensure that new members receive training in foundational public health concepts. Doing so will enable the board to most effectively draw upon the expertise of its members to impact population health strategies and outcomes. The Pre-Conference session is included in your Full Conference registration! 

Join us at the Ballpark! - Purchase your St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinatti Reds Baseball Tickets - Wednesday, Aug. 12

After a day of pre-conference, workshops and meetings, plan to relax and join us at the St. Louis Cardinal's Game on Wednesday evening for an additional networking and social activity! - More details will come as we get closer to the Event. The NALBOH Board of Directors and Staff look forward to welcoming you to St. Louis - be sure to join us! The tickets are $25 - order them today- or for your convenience, you can purchase them with your Conference Registration! 

Apply Now for the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge - Deadline May 31

Is public health a priority in your county? Submit a proposal for the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge!  The Challenge aims to improve measurable health outcomes and promote health, wellness, equity and social interaction through practical, evidence-based strategies and cross-sector collaboration. Challenge participants that demonstrate measurable results are eligible to win up to $500,000. The deadline for submitting a proposal is May 31 at 5 p.m. EDT. For more information, visit

Nation's Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies is Improving, 2016 Index Shows

An annual assessment of health security and preparedness shows the nation is relatively well-prepared for managing an emergency, although performance on some measures in specific states can be improved. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released results of the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which show the United States scoring 6.7 on a 10-point scale for preparedness—an improvement of 3.6 percent since the Index began three years ago.

Originally developed by the CDC as a tool to drive dialogue to improve health security and preparedness, the Index remains a collaborative effort, involving more than 35 organizations. Feedback from state preparedness directors, state health officials, and others helps shape the Index each year.

View the NALBOH website for more, or check out the National Health Security Preparedness Index

Building the Evidence: Creating a Framework for Assessing Costs and Impacts of Joint Use Agreements

This study will enumerate the costs, implementation barriers, facilitators, and the administrative and financial burden that joint-use agreements (JUAs) may impose on schools that in turn can impact children's access to recreational activity.

Understanding the consequences and main drivers of JUAs is crucial to promoting their use and improving the terms of future agreements to balance risks between schools and communities. Findings will provide a foundation for future cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analyses.

For more details on this recently published study, click here

Don't forget to check out the NALBOH Website!

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. Be sure to 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.

Member forums: Use these to have discussions on topics your Board of Health has encountered. Look for advice from other Members!

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!

FDA Takes Steps to Regulate All Tobacco Products

This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA to improve public health and protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use through a variety of steps, including restricting the sale of these tobacco products to minors nationwide.

For more details on the new deeming rules, check out details on the FDA's website.

Other News

Interested in Attending the Conference as an Exhibitor or Sponsor? View the full vendor prospectus by clicking here! 

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.

NALBOH Offers Webinars for State Associations to Navigate New Website: Please contact NALBOH if you feel a webinar for your state organization would encourage NALBOH membership and utilization of the new website. This could also include a NALBOH update from one of your Board Members and if you have any questions for NALBOH Staff and Board!

State News: Please view the NALBOH State News website for news on various states and what's going on! View various awards given throughout the country this month! Submit your News Story to feature on the website!

SAVE THE DATE: National Public Health Law Conference in Washington, DC, September 15-17, 2016. Early bird registration deadline is August 16, 2016Click here for more information on the 2016 Conference!


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