February  2016

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2016 NALBOH Membership Renewal in Full Swing!

If you or your organization hasn't renewed, this will be your last eNews! Renew your Membership Today!  If you haven't received your invoice for 2016 membership (electronically), please contact the NALBOH Office.

NALBOH has many exciting plans in 2016 - including the Quarterly Newsbrief, monthly eNewsletters, free webinars, and the Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO (August 10-12, 2016), along with many others! Registration will be available SOON!

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If you are from Indiana or Illinois, you can also pay your state dues with your NALBOH membership dues. Simply check the box when creating your invoice if you are interested! Please contact the NALBOH office or use the reset your password feature if you are unsure of your password. 

NALBOH Spring Webinar - Register Today!
March 24 @ 12:00 PM CST

NALBOH is partnering with the Public Health Accreditation Board to present a webinar titled Why Boards of Health Benefit from Good Policies, Understanding Legalities and the Merits of Accreditation on March 24th, at 12:00 PM CST. Please plan accordingly for the time zone difference. More details will come soon!


About the Speaker: 
Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO of Public Health Accreditation Board

*This webinar is free for NALBOH Members. Please be sure to be logged in! A link to connect to the webinar will be sent to all registered attendees before the webinar. 

Take Advantage of All NALBOH Membership Benefits

Welcome to the 2016 Membership year! We want to be sure your Board of Health members are included. Your primary contact can add your Board members, or please send the NALBOH Office your current Board of Health Roster, including email addresses. We will be working to add and update our database over the next few months of the membership year!

View Past eNewsletters & Newsbriefs.

Conference Registration Available in February!

Spring Quarterly Newsbrief Deadline Approaching - Deadline March 11th!  

NALBOH is working on the Spring Edition of the Quarterly Newsbrief. Don't miss your chance to share and brag with your colleagues what you have been doing as an active Board of Health! Did you just receive accreditation? Would you like to recognize someone for their distinguished service? Have you passed a policy or resolution that impacts public health? Do you have your annual meeting/conference coming up? Let the NALBOH Office know and we can publish for all NALBOH members to see. 

Deadline for submissions is March 11thSubmit your News Story or send to the NALBOH Office.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus Available!

Please share the 2016 Conference Prospectus with possible exhibitors and sponsors! It is great to have a full vendor hall and we would love for you to share. Also, they can become a NALBOH Partner Member, and receive a reduced rate on their Exhibit Booth! 

View the full conference prospectus or register online today

Primer: Emergency Legal Preparedness Concerning Zika Virus
From The Network for Public Health Law

Since mid-2015, Brazil has reported over 4,100 cases of the birth defect microcephaly in babies – a drastic increase from previous years where the average number of cases per year is less than 200. The rise in microcephaly, a condition that causes babies to be born with a shrunken head and brain, is linked initially to pregnant mothers infected with the Zika virus, transmitted through mosquitos. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently identified 22 countries in the Americas with active transmissions of the virus, and advised pregnant women (and others) to avoid traveling to those countries.

On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared public health emergency of international concerns, only the fourth time that WHO has invoked this emergency status since 2007. In consultation with her emergency committee, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said this would allow WHO and member states to step up efforts to better understand the potential link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, as well as other conditions.

The Network’s Primer outlines public health concerns related to the Zika virus, and lays out current and anticipated legal preparedness and response issues internationally and in the United States, including travel restrictions, testing and screening, and research and treatment. This Primer will be updated as events develop, so check this page regularly for new information.

View the full primer here.

NACCHO: 2016 National Profile of LHD's Study

Last Call: NACCHO's National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) survey is the most important national source of information on LHDs. Please be sure to encourage your health director to take this important survey. E-mail profile@naccho.org or call 800-758-6471 with additional questions! The deadline for surveys is TODAY, February 19th. 

Tobacco Legal Consortium Resources

Below are a few of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium’s latest publications and resources. All of the materials are available on the website here.

Updated Publication Regulating Hookah and Water Pipe Smoking - Tips and Tools (2016).

Upcoming Webinar:  Regulating Menthol Tobacco Products:  The Current Policy Landscape  Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m. Central Time.  In this Tobacco Control Legal Consortium webinar, presenters will describe litigation developments, the federal regulatory picture, and the national policy landscape in 2016, highlighting two active jurisdictions: Chicago, where enforcement has begun on its 2013 ordinance restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of all city schools; and Minnesota, where the state health department and two cities are employing various approaches to reduce the use of menthol and other flavored tobacco products.  

The Winter 2016 Legal Update – Litigation Issue highlights the critical role litigation plays in tobacco control and includes news and resources on major tobacco lawsuits. 

Other News

NALBOH Offers Webinars for State Associations to Navigate New Website: Please contact NALBOH if you feel a webinar for your state organization would encourage NALBOH membership and utilization of the new website. This could also include a NALBOH update from one of your Board Members and if you have any questions for NALBOH Staff and Board!

ASTHO 2015 Legislative Summary & 2016 Prospectus Available - ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials have released their 2015 State Legislative Summary.This takes a look at key public health activities addressed by state legislatures in 2015 as tracked and analyzed by our state health policy team: They also have released their 2016 State Legislative Prospectus. Click here to view

Network for Public Health Law - Consider joining The Network for updates.  Join to: Get the latest information on public health law, Build connections with colleagues across the country, Access helpful legal assistance, training and resources, Get support to develop, implement and enforce laws to solve public health problems, and Share your public health law knowledge and experience.

State News: Please view the NALBOH State News website for news on various states and what's going on! Submit your News Story to feature on the website!

SAVE THE DATE: National Public Health Law Conference in Washington, DC, September 15-17, 2016. Early bird registration deadline is August 16, 2016Click here for more information on the 2016 Conference!


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National Association of Local Boards of Health
563 Carter Court
Suite B
Kimberly, WI 54136