MAHB Certificate Programs

Postponed- 2020 Silver Anniversary — 25th Annual MAHB Certificate Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the previously planned in-person October – November 2020 Silver Anniversary has been cancelled.  The program has been postponed until further notice, but will likely occur as a remote meeting.

We provide the Power Point slides from previous Certificate Programs below.

Previous Training





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.
Great sessions!

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.

Program Objectives

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