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PHAB Participates in Annual Conference of National Association of Local Boards of Health

Thursday, October 24, 2019  
Posted by: Public Health Accreditation Board
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PHAB joined boards of health members from around the nation in in August for the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) 2019 Annual Conference in Denver. With the majestic Rockies serving as a backdrop, the event -- "Climb Every Mountain: Embracing the Challenges of Board Governance," offered many opportunities for NALBOH members to learn about the roles and responsibilities of boards of health as they relate to accreditation. At an Aug. 15 breakout session, PHAB President and CEO Kaye Bender presented on the topic: "What Every Board Member Should Know About Foundational Capabilities of Public Health." Since the release of a 2012 Institute of Medicine Report on financing public health, a great deal of work has been done to address the recommendation that a core set of public health services be identified for funding of public health departments. The session focused on how the foundational capabilities align with the six core functions of governance as well as with accreditation.

Click here to download a fact sheet, Also on Aug. 15, Dr. Bender presented at a special interactive session titled "Health Departments and Administrative/Governance Accountability: Are We Managing the Right Things for Accreditation?"

NALBOH offers the only national conference that focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing boards of health in their unique governance roles. Below: NALBOH members whose work is associated with an accredited health department gathered for a group photo on August 15, 2019 in Denver.