August 2016

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2016 Annual Conference - "That's a Wrap!"

The 2016 Conference came to a close Friday, August 12th after a great week of Board meetings, State Leadership meeting, Breakout Presentations, Tailgate and Conference Receptions, St. Louis Cardinals, State meetings, excellent keynote presentations, networking, and more! Thank you to all those who were able to make it to St. Louis, MO, this year. If you weren't, we hope to see you next year. News on the 2017 Conference will be coming soon.

NALBOH hopes that you left feeling recharged, energized and having more resources to do all you can to improve public health in your local community to improve our country as a whole! Also, a special thank you to 14 exhibitors that helped us to "Explore Our Role in Board Governance". 

If you were able to attend, please don't forget to fill out the NALBOH Conference Evaluation that was sent by email, so we can better improve the 2017 Conference. Keep your eyes and ears open for the announcement so you can save the date!

Check out the 2016 Conference Photo Gallery to see some pictures of the week-if you have any pictures to send us, please email or Submit Your News Story on the NALBOH website. 

NALBOH Webinar Recording and Slides

NALBOH hosted a webinar on August 4th titled "Board of Health Profile Report - Opportunities to Build Better Board Governance on August 4th.

It featured the following presenters:

Carolyn Leep, NACCHO Research and Evaluation Senior Director
Phoebe Goldberg, Michigan Public Health Training Center Program Manager
Nancy Terwoord, Greene County Board of Health
Harvey Wallace, Marquette County Board of Health, NALBOH Emeritus
Eric Ostermann, NALBOH Executive Director

View the recording and slides by clicking here. 

National Public Health Law Conference - Register Today!
Attend the only national conference on public health law and policy

Early Bird Deadline extended to August 23rd! September 15-17, 2016 in Washington, DC: Gain important and valuable insights into how law can empower your public health initiatives. Join the Network for Public Health Law, the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and your public health colleagues for the only national conference on public health law and policy.

Hear from these key leaders in public health 

Michael Botticelli

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Karen DeSalvo
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Georges Benjamin
Executive Director
American Public Health Association

Lawrence Gostin
University Professor
Georgetown University

Choose from over 40 sessions featuring 
experts and leaders,
plus pre-conference workshops.

Register Now!

Use #phlc16 to follow the Conference on Twitter.

Thank you to Our 2016 Conference Exhibitors! 

A big thank you goes out to the 2016 NALBOH Exhibitors. NALBOH appreciates the support given from the following companies:

  • Bio-Defense Network
  • Center for Sharing Public Health Services
  • Department of Health and Human Serivces Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
  • Evidence for Action
  • Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy
  • Mitchell & McCormick d.b.a. Harris Public Healthcare Solutions
  • MO Dept of Health & Senior Services-Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology
  • National Board of Public Health Examiners
  • Network for Public Health Law - CONFERENCE SPONSOR!
  • Public Health Accreditation Board
  • Tobacco 21
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • UNMC College of Public Health
  • Weber-State University - BREAK SPONSOR!

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

NALBOH Newsbrief Deadline - September 9th!

The next Quarterly Newsbrief deadline is September 9th. Have something you are proud of at the local or state level? Be sure to share with us that we can include in the Newsbrief and/or monthly eNews! Read about upcoming Conference events, state and national news and other NALBOH Happenings! Submit your Story Here

Did you know you can view archived Newsbriefs and monthly eNews by clicking here

New Board Members Elected at Annual Conference

The NALBOH Board of Directors is excited to welcome new Board members which were announced at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

The Board Members who will officially begin their term January 1, 2017 are:

  • President-Elect - Christina Dokter, Ingham County Board of Health (IL)
  • Secretary-Judy Sartucci, Central Connecticut District Board of Health (CT)
  • Director at Large-Diane Gerlach, Kenosha County Board of Health (WI)
  • Director at Large-Michael Holliday, Madison County Board of Health (IL)

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium Resources

Lawsuits Challenging the FDA’s Deeming Rule (Updated). Brief overview of recent lawsuits filed challenging the FDA’s deeming rule as of August 8, 2016.

Webinar: Clearing the Clouds: Demystifying the Vape Shop Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016  Time:  2 p.m. Central  Vape shops, or retail stores that specialize in e-cigarettes and related products, seem to be popping up everywhere.  Although the total number of vape shops in the United States is unknown due to a current lack of regulatory and licensing policies, estimates range anywhere from 3,500 to 35,000 and growing. In this Consortium webinar, presenters will provide a summary of the most recent literature published on vape shops, discuss policy options for regulating them in light of the FDA’s new deeming rule, describe a new tool for conducting observational store assessments, and share a local case study. Register here.

Archived Recording & Slides of Recent Webinar

News from the Front: State and Local Regulation of E-Cigarettes – Legislation and Advocacy (July 26, 2016)

Don't forget to check out the NALBOH Website!

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