June 2016

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2016 Annual Conference Registration - 
Early Bird Deadline June 30th! 

Registration Available! - The 2016 Annual Conference will take place August 10-12, 2016 at the Hilton at the Ballpark Hotel in St. Louis, MO! The full Conference Brochure is posted - click here for viewingDon't forget to purchase a guest pass for meals and the Conference reception! When registering, please be sure you are logged in to receive the NALBOH Member rate. As a member, all of your board of health members and staff receive the discounted member rate. 

Reserve your Hotel Room Today!

Make your Reservation Today! Rates: $139 single/double occupancy.
Phone: 314-421-1776
Reservation Deadline: Sunday, July 16, 2016

When making your reservation, tell the reservation agent that you are booking a room under the NALBOH (National Association of Local Boards of Health) 2016 room block.

Call for Nominations Deadline June 24th -
Nominate a Colleague for the NALBOH Board of Directors!

NALBOH’s Nominating Committee has issued its annual call for nominations for positions on the NALBOH Board of Directors. NALBOH officers and directors serve THREE year terms that begin on January 1, 2017. The full Board plans to meet twice a year face-to face; it also meets at other times as necessary by conference call. 

The following positions are available:

  • President-Elect
  • Director at Large (2 Positions)
  • Secretary

Please download the full description of the positions here.

Please complete the NALBOH Call for Nominations Online form here.

All submissions are due on Friday, June 24, 2016.

NALBOH Collaborative Governance Survey -
Responses Requested by July 8!

We would like your help with a short national survey on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of boards of local health departments. The survey is collecting individual responses, so multiple representatives of your board may complete the survey. Please refer to the Survey message sent on Wednesday, June 15th, or contact the NALBOH office for the link. Survey responses are requested by Friday, July 8.

With the new interest in “population health management” being shown by hospitals and health plans, we would like to help our member boards to be as active and effective as possible planning and coordinating with other local health services programs.  The survey asks for your ideas about key challenges and opportunities boards like yours may be facing as you continuously work to strengthen the effectiveness of your board of health, and expand collaboration with other health services organizations like community health centers and hospitals. Your responses can help us shape the design and development of new learning materials for board members. These results will be featured at the NALBOH Conference in August! 

Local Board of Health Profile Released

NALBOH is excited to share the release of NACCHO's Local Board of Health National Profile containing the most up to date information on local board of health functions and characteristics. Findings provide an overview of the important role local boards of health play in our public health system, including how they serve as a link to local health departments by establishing health priorities, approving budgets, and overseeing local public health regulations. 

Visit the link (click here) to learn more about local board of health services and functions. Watch for an upcoming NALBOH webinar in partnership with NACCHO to discuss the findings and the work NALBOH will be prioritizing to address profile findings. 

Join us at the Ballpark! - Purchase your St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinatti Reds Baseball Tickets - Wednesday, Aug. 12

After a day of pre-conference, workshops and meetings, plan to relax and join us at the St. Louis Cardinal's Game on Wednesday evening for an additional networking and social activity! - only 15 tickets left! The NALBOH Board of Directors and Staff look forward to welcoming you to St. Louis - be sure to join us! The tickets are $25 - order them today- or for your convenience, you can purchase them with your Conference Registration! 

500 Cities Project Webinar Invite - June 30 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will host a webinar (registration here) on June 30 from 2-3 p.m. EST discussing the 500 Cities Project. 

The project is a first-of-its-kind data analysis of 27 chronic disease measures for the 500 largest American cities, and the census tracts within. During the webinar, staff from the CDC, CDC Foundation, and RWJF will orient participants to the project, including the measures, cities, and methodology, and discuss the formats in which the estimates will be presented to the public. 

Learning objectives:

  • Define the purpose and scope of the 500 Cities Project;
  • Identify the 500 Cities methodology and understand the difference between modeled and direct estimates;
  • Describe the final products of the project; and
  • Discuss the application of small area health data to the design and implementation of effective and targeted public health strategies. 

Local, state, and national public health officials; community leaders; and researchers are encouraged to attend.  Time will be allotted for a question and answer period; please send questions in advance of the webinar to 500CitiesWebinar@RWJF.orgThis webinar will be provided free of charge, but advanced registration (found here) is required.  

Transformational Benefits of Public Health Dept Accreditation Reaching More than Half the Nation

Every second of every day, the work of state and local public health departments touches every community in the United States. From preventing diseases and injuries to promoting healthy behaviors, preparing for and responding to public health emergencies and ensuring access to safe food, water and clean air, public health departments work in the foreground and often in the background to assure the conditions in which their communities can be healthy.

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced last month it has awarded national accreditation status to 17 state and local governmental public health departments, bringing the benefits of this crucial credential to another 13 million people in the United States. Since the launch of PHAB's national accreditation program in 2011, 134 public health departments and one integrated local public health department system have achieved accreditation through PHAB, View more details on the NALBOH website

Brink Given Prestigious Award by University of Nebraska Medical Center for Her Public Health Work

Margaret Brink of York, NE, a longtime advocate of public health and Immediate Past President of NALBOH, was given a prestigious award from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in May.

UNMC says in a press release that she is “among Nebraska’s most dedicated public health advocates and was honored for extraordinary service at the UNMC’s Omaha commencement ceremony this spring. For more details on Ms. Brink's award, click here.

First Local Health Department in Indiana Receives PHAB Accrediation

Though it ranks as the 15th smallest county (population) in Indiana, Rush County became the first local health department in Indiana (out of 92) to achieve national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

Rush County worked closely with the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to accomplish the task of transforming the small health department into one that meets the high professional standards set forth by PHAB. Find more about the story by clicking here.

Don't forget to check out the NALBOH Website!

Member Directory: See who else is a NALBOH member across the country. Be sure to have your profile updated so others can see the most accurate information about your Board of Health. Be sure to Add your Board Members if you haven't done so. This assures all of your Board of Health members have their own username/password access to free webinars, the membership directory, forums and members only information.

Member forums: Use these to have discussions on topics your Board of Health has encountered. Look for advice from other Members!

Website FAQs: Use this page to help manage your account information. Also, add subaccounts so all of your Board of Health members can access the website and have their own Username/Password to enjoy Members-only information. Each member of your agency is welcome to have an account to assure all access to materials!

Other News

Interested in Attending the Conference as an Exhibitor or Sponsor? View the full vendor prospectus by clicking here! 

Post a News Story: We want to hear what is going on with your Board of Health! It is your chance to tell membership what you are proud of and inspire others. The NALBOH Office will approve your posting and can be included in the monthly e-News or Quarterly Newsbrief if you wish.

Webinar: Pursuing Health Equity: Promising Practices in Policy and Law: Thursday, June 23rd from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET: This webinar, co-sponsored by CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law, will focus on promising practices, based in law, to address health equity issues through drug abuse treatment and overdose prevention, Medical-Legal Partnerships, and interventions in domestic violence and homelessness. Learn more and register here. 

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!

State News: Please view the NALBOH State News website for news on various states and what's going on! View various awards given throughout the country this month! 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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Kimberly, WI 54136