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NALBOH 2018 Conference 
Strengthening the Public Health Voice:  Boards Rally in Raleigh

Submit your abstract for consideration today!

Final selections will be based on the quality and clarity of the abstract, as well as relevance of the described content to the overall conference theme. 

By attending the “2018 Board Rally in Raleigh: Strengthening the Public Health Voice,” attendees will be able to:

  1. Network with others to share information and best practices so that we can:
    • Learning Objective 1 - Identify methods for integrating the Six Functions of Governance within the Public Health System.
    • Learning Objective 2 - Discuss with other local and state board members their success stories in public health governance.
    • Learning Objective 3 - Evaluate successful board of health experiences and applications of the Six Functions.
    • Learning Objective 4 - Apply the 6 functions of public health governance to strengthen the public health voice of one’s own local communities
    • Form partnerships and share resources
  2. Learn governance best practices for boards of health (for both new and seasoned board members).

Suggested presentation topics include:

  • Public Health 3.0
  • Evaluating for accreditation/ evaluating after accreditation
  • Board of Health led community partnerships
  • How local communities have effectively addressed the social determinants of health, such as:
    • Cities that addressed poverty through PH 3.0 
    • Effective community health improvement strategies for rural communities
    • Transportation and recreational facilities that improve community health
  • Board of health leadership in identifying and securing creative/sustainable public health funding
  • Legal issues affecting Boards of Health
  • Surviving difficult fiscal policies/cost
  • Boards of Health Governance Issues and More!   
    • Engaging members to become more active
    •  Overcoming conflict within the Board of Health
    • Easing advocacy and policy change
    • Creative grant funding
  • Successful local and state Board of health work in relation to hot topic public health issues
    • Opioid epidemic
    • Climate change and health
    • Emergency response
    • Refuge health
    • Mental health

Submission Deadline: 
Abstracts must be submitted electronically by January 15, 2018. Late or manual submissions will not be reviewed. 

Abstract guidelines:

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically, using the Presentation Submission form below.  NALBOH members, log-in to be able to save your submission as it is being developed.
  • The content described in the abstract must be appropriate for a 45-minute oral presentation (including question and answer period).
  • Abstracts must include 2-3 learning objectives for your presentation. 
  • Presenter biosketch(es) must be provided as part of the submission process.  
  • All accepted presentations will require that each presenter register for the conference. 
  • All notifications regarding abstract status will be done through email.

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