September 2016

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NALBOH Membership Renewal Begins October 1st

Your Board of Health, Partner, or Associate Membership will receive notice to renew your membership starting October 1st. The membership year is from January 1st-December 31st, but don't miss anything by renewing as soon as you can. Please update your profile or let the NALBOH Office know if any of your contact information has changed! 

Please encourage other colleagues to join. Thank you for your support of NALBOH! Our membership continues to grow with representation of over 4,000 board of health members to date. 

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

Fall Quarterly Newsbrief - Still Time to Submit Your News Stories by September 23rd!

Thank you to all those who have contributed articles for the 2016 NALBOH Fall Quarterly Newsbrief. 

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 

PHAB Accreditation Goes to 16 New Health Departments

In keeping with their mission to improve the conditions in which their communities can be healthy, another 16 governmental public health departments have achieved five-year accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). 

Congratulations to our NALBOH Members that were awarded National accreditation status on August 17, 2016:

-La Crosse County Health Department, La Crosse, Wisconsin
-Lake County General Health District, Painesville, Ohio
-Lorain County General Health District, Elyria, Ohio
-Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, Louisville, Kentucky
-Waushara County Health Department, Wautoma, Wisconsin

View the full story and additional health departments by clicking here.

Electronic Health Information: State and Local Approaches to Data Sharing Webinar
Thursday, October 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. EST

This webinar, co- sponsored by CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law, will focus on the importance of data sharing for public health purposes. Panelists will characterize public health information exchange, and highlight efforts under way to improve the ability of state and local public health agencies to access and use electronic health information. Register for the webinar.

Newly Redesigned Now Launched:
About the Policy Surveillance Program

In addition to its new design, now includes new and updated maps and data, and a series of training modules and resources that teach policy surveillance and scientific legal mapping methods. The goal of this program is to increase the use of policy surveillance and legal mapping as tools for improving the nation’s health. More and more, researchers, policy-makers, public health practitioners and the media are recognizing the need for access to reliable information about laws and policies that influence the public’s health.

Legal mapping can help policy-makers, advocates and researchers understand what the laws are on a given topic, know how the laws differ over time and across jurisdictions, and provides data so they may evaluate their impact. View the updated website here.

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium Resources

Upcoming Webinar: U.S. v. Philip Morris:  The Big Win Against Big Tobacco, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 2:30 p.m. (Central Time)

This Consortium webinar will provide a ten-year retrospective on the landmark U.S. v. Philip Morris ruling that the tobacco industry engaged in a fifty-year conspiracy to defraud America and the world about the health risks of tobacco products. The webinar will discuss the case, the role of public health groups who intervened and became parties to the litigation, the case’s impact on tobacco control advocacy and civil litigation, and the case’s broader impact on public health.  Presenters: Mary Rouvelas, Senior Counsel, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network;  Kathy Meyer,Partner, Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks; Mark Gottlieb, Executive Director, Public Health Advocacy Institute; Cynthia Hallett, President/CEO, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. Moderator: Desmond Jenson, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.  Register here.

Archived Recording & Slides of Recent Webinar

Other News

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.

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. 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.

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!

Local Public Health Policy on Electronic Smoking Devices: This NACCHO fact sheet describes national regulation of electronic smoking devices, such as e-cigarettes, and shares policies implemented by LHDs. Download this fact sheet »


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