2022 Annual Certificate Program - Register Now

2022 Session Theme – Public Health Law Topics for Boards of Health and Health Departments

These are in-person sessions only*

May 14th  –  Holiday Inn in Marlborough, MA
May 21st  –   Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Taunton, MA
June 11th – The Delaney House in Holyoke, MA

*Note: A virtual, remote Certificate Program will be held at a date to be determined.

Public Health Legal Facts, Interpretations and Misinformation

Memorandum To Local Boards Of Health  Regarding Threats To Cause

Lifting Of Covid-19 Mandates Allegation/Response- Go to post page here

Get PDF here– Final Memo Allegation.Response 3.4.22


Combatting the Omicron Surge: Latest Updates

January 25, 2022, 12 pm

GO TO Combatting the Omicron Surge: Latest Updates Page

What have researchers learned about Omicron since it first emerged, and how should that inform guidelines for living and working?
What can Omicron—with its many evasive mutations—tell us about preparing for the next variant?
Join Harvard Chan epidemiologist Bill Hanage for a free, live-streamed Q&A with Elana Gordon of The World.
Find new public health live and recorded seminars at https://mahb.org/public-health-webinars/



Latest COVID-19 Testing Information

To keep up with COVID-19 Testing Guidelines, please click on and visit our

COVID Testing Resource Page.



Caring for Our Brains in Unprecedented Times

For local boards of health on Monday, November 15 from 3-4:30pm and Wednesday, December 8, from 10-11:30am – Click Here to Learn More & Register

Evidence Supporting School Reopenings in Massachusetts

What do we need to know about vaccinating young children ?

Connect to view the On-demand Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Click Here

Laying a Solid Foundation – Tobacco Laws Pertaining to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Public Health Week Events – April 4 – 10, 2022

Click on above picture, or https://mahb.org/3777-2/ to register and learn more.

September 8th, 9:30 – 11:00am – Register Free.


Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

MAHB’s mission is to assist and support boards of health in meeting their statutory and service responsibilities, through programs of education, technical assistance, representation, and resource development.

Massachusetts Boards of Health are responsible under general laws, state and local regulations, for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community.

COVID-19 -- Legal BOH Guidance from the Massachusetts Association of Health Board

We will be posting guidance’s and recommendations for common legal public health questions that we have been receiving. Please click on the following link to view our latest set of guidance’s and recommendations.

Local Public Health Practice Webinars and Courses

Visit the link below to obtain access to all future live events and past recorded Webinars on a variety of public health practice topics brought to you by MAHB epidemiology and health policy colleagues of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) Program, Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.



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Weekly SARS-CoV-2 screening of asymptomatic students and staff to guide and evaluate strategies for safer in-person learning

Shira Doron, Robin Ingalls, Anne Beauchamp, Jesse Boehm, Helen Boucher, Linda Chow, Linda Corridan, Cathryn Goehringer, Douglas Golenbock, Liz Larsen, David Lussier, Marcia Testa, Andrea L Ciaranello Read More

Examining the effect of information channel on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

 R. Piltch-Loeb, E. Savoia, B. Goldberg, B. Hughes, T. Verhey, J. Kayyem, C. Miller-Idriss, MA. Testa  Read More

Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Socio-demographics, Co-Morbidity and Past Racial Discrimination

Elena Savoia, Rachael Piltch-Loeb, Beth Goldberg, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Brian Hughes, Juliette Kayyem, Alberto Montrond, Marcia A Testa –    Read More 

Dr. Testa, President of MAHB,  and Drs. Savoia and Piltch-Loeb, faculty in the MAHB Certificate Program, are all members of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) program and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

MAHB Releases K – 12 Reopening LBOH Guidance


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Liability Protections for Vaccination Clinics

Question: Are healthcare workers, clinics and others who administer the COVID-19 vaccine liable for injury or death caused by a COVID-19 vaccination? Answer: No. State and federal law, and a federal no-fault compensation program, give complete immunity to healthcare...

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Does SCOTUS Decision on NY Houses of Worship Impact MA?

  How Does the U.S. Supreme Court case , Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, 592 U.S. _____, 2020 WL 6948354 (11.25.2020) impact Governor Baker’s Orders relative to Houses of Worship.  The Supreme Court wrote its...

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