19th Annual Certificate Program will be held Nov 1, 2014 at the Taunton Holiday Inn and Nov. 15, 2014 at the Marlboro Holiday Inn
FALL 2014 program will be posted by September 10th on this page, and a notice will also go out after Labor Day to the MAHB newsletter list.
The Massachusetts Public Health Nurses Association (MAPHN) will be providing 5.7 credit hours for nursing CEUS for this program. MAHB will also have CMEs for MDs in partnership with Sturdy Memorial Hospital, and will be offering Registered Sanitarian, Certified Health Officer and pharmacist CEUS.
Cost per person is $109 for MAHB members, $220 for non-members. Scholarships are available upon request
Comments from Previous Program Evaluations
It was so informative especially to someone that is new to the BOH
just wanted to thank all of you for the day, I have been on the board for 6 months and finally have some answers and a foundation to build on. please thank all involved
I attended the training today in Taunton. It was very well run, good information and good presenters.
That was a very enjoyable meeting. Thanks for your excellent work.
The whole day was informative. The facility was comfortable and the food was perfect. See you again next time! Thank you.
Another great program. Thanks for a great day.
I've been a BOH member for 5+ years - I always learn from the "new BOH members" seminar.
This was great info for me as a new board member. Thank you very much.
This is a big help in focusing my attention on the job before me. Recommend this be required of all new members.
Who Should Attend? This program is designed for board of health members. The materials covered
will also be valuable for board agents, secretaries, public health nurses
and other office staff, consultants, and individuals considering appointment
or election to the board of health.
Why a Certificate Program?
The intent of the training and certificate program is to present a voluntary educational program to local board of health members. The certificate program will give members the skills necessary to adequately perform their duties and fulfill their responsibilities in their respective towns and cities. By reaching this goal, local health boards in Massachusetts will be run by individuals with a common foundation and knowledge of important public health issues and topics.
What is the Certificate Program?
By providing local board of health members throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with training regarding the Guidebook, their understanding of public health issues and policy will improve. Board of health members will be better able to serve their towns and communities.
The Certificate program is designed with three tracks Governance, Environmental Health and Community Health, including Emergency Preparedness. Topics cover a wide range of current issues. There is also an Orientation session for new board members.
To provide individual board of health (BOH) members
the basic knowledge to perform their statutory duties.
To certify BOH members who have proven their mastery of the orientation & advanced programs.
To develop standards and improve the practice of boards of health (BOH) members by identifying individuals who have successfully completed the educational criteria established by the steering committee.
To maintain a recognition program encouraging members to gain certification by improving skills and knowledge in accordance with the standards set forth in the Guidebook.
To create a better public understanding of the Boards of Health; to develop state-wide acceptance and application of the Board of Health practices.
To establish reasonable standards for Boards of Health.