Board of Health members and staff please register through the membership portal. Log in, select board members and/or staff to be registered, chose the locations, and print out an invoice. You can now also view all registrations for your town, including locations and payment status. A reminder email with directions will be sent out several days before each conference to all BOH registrants with email.
Save these dates for the 23rd MAHB Fall Certificate Program November 3rd, 2018 Marlborough Holiday Inn, November 10th Taunton Holiday Inn.
- Critical Thinking Skills for Navigating Public Health Data
- Legal Authority
- Legislative Update
- MAHB Food Waste Presentation
- MA Food System Collaborative Presentation
- Opioid Epidemic
- Orientation History and Functions
- Syringe Service Program
- Body Work and Sex Trafficking
- Health Implications of Natural Gas Leaks
- Local Public Health and the Opioid Epidemic
- Orientation Program for Massachusetts Boards of Health
- LSPs: Working to Clean Up Massachusetts’ Soil & Water
Comments from Previous Evaluations
It was so informative especially to someone that is new to the BOH
just wanted to thank all of you for the day, I have been on the board for 6 months and finally have some answers and a foundation to build on.
please thank all involved
I attended the training today in Taunton. It was very well run, good information and good presenters.
That was a very enjoyable meeting. Thanks for your excellent work.
The whole day was informative. The facility was comfortable and the food was perfect. See you again next time! Thank you.
Another great program. Thanks for a great day.
I’ve been a BOH member for 5+ years – I always learn from the “new BOH members” seminar.
This was great info for me as a new board member. Thank you very much.
This is a big help in focusing my attention on the job before me. Recommend this be required of all new members.
Who Should Attend?
This program is designed for board of health members. The materials covered will also be valuable for board agents, secretaries, public health nurses and other office staff, consultants, and individuals considering appointment or election to the board of health.
Why a Certificate Program?
The intent of the training and certificate program is to present a voluntary educational program to local board of health members. The certificate program will give members the skills necessary to adequately perform their duties and fulfill their responsibilities in their respective towns and cities. By reaching this goal, local health boards in Massachusetts will be run by individuals with a common foundation and knowledge of important public health issues and topics.
What is the Certificate Program?
Annual training which provides local board of health members with case studies and best practices to approach the many challenges of local public health. The goal is to enable Board of health members to better serve their communities.
The Certificate program is designed with three tracks; Governance, Commuinity and Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness. Topics cover a wide range of current issues. There is also an Orientation session for new board members.
To provide individual board of health (BOH) members the basic knowledge to perform their statutory duties.
To recognize BOH members who attend these educational workshops.
To improve the standards and practices of boards of health (BOH); and
To create a better public understanding of the Boards of Health