NALBOH Governance Champions Program
What is the Governance Champion (GC) Program?
The Governance Champion (GC) program is a peer-to-peer learning and mentorship initiative where selected individuals across the nation provide training, education, and technical assistance to boards of health. These selected individuals, or Governance Champions, will have the opportunity to improve public health governance while creating a culture of quality improvement within boards of health. A GC advocates for good governance and provides education to board of health members on their roles and responsibilities.
Benefits of Being a Governance Champion
- Access to national trainings and resources to promote good governance and quality improvement programs
- Recognition as a leader for local public health governance
- Opportunities to make a profound impact on the public health system
Apply to be a Governance Champion! (pdf)
You may save and submit the application by email, fax to: 419.352.6278,
or mail to: NALBOH, 1840 E Gypsy Lane Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43402.
To Serve as a Governance Champion
NALBOH invites current or past board of health members, SALBOH representatives, local or state quality improvement specialists, and others with experience in engaging boards of health and governance practices to become a Governance Champion.
Additional qualifications include:
- Approved application
- Minimum one-year commitment
- Ability to travel within your state as needed
- Interest in NALBOH
- Ability to complete NALBOH trainings.
The Role of a Governance Champion
The role of a Governance Champion (GC) is to:
- Provide mentorship and guidance to boards of health within their respected state.
- Act as a liaison between NALBOH, boards of health, other governing entities, and the community.
- Provide education to board of health members on their roles and responsibilities.
- Offer education and training on quality improvement programs including National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) and accreditation.
- Advocate for and instill good governance practices among boards of health.
Responsibilities of a Governance Champion
The responsibilities of a Governance Champion (GC) include:
- Recruiting a minimum of one board of health to participate in the NPHPSP Local Governance Assessment.
- Proving technical assistances to boards of health on the NPHPSP Governance Assessment, governance functions, and quality improvement programs.
- Connecting boards of health to other resources including NALBOH, the NPHPSP hotline, national public health organizations, and potential facilitators or trainers.
- Participating in quarterly conference calls with NALBOH to provide updates from the field, training opportunities, and necessary resources for boards.
- Representing governing boards of health and quality improvement programs (including NPHPSP) at local, state, and regional conferences.
- Ensuring continuity within their state by nominating a replacement if necessary.
NALBOH staff will design trainings for Governance Champions to learn from and use in the field on National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP), Public Health Accreditation, and quality improvement. NALBOH will provide specific State Statutes and general board of health roles and responsibilities. Additional technical assistance will be provided by NALBOH to all Governance Champions as needed.
For questions or more information, please email NALBOH.
Page updated 4/05/2012.
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