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MAHB Membership is based on the fiscal calendar. 

Membership Categories: 

Regular - For Board of Health Members and staff. One membership covers all members and staff. Dues are based on population and median income and are set at $50, $100, $150 or $300 per board. District dues cover only district staff and do not confer membership benefits to associated health boards. To check membership status or to download a dues invoice, please log in to the Members pages.  

Individual membership is open to anyone who is not currently serving on, or employed by a local board of health or health department -

Professional/Corporate membership for engineers, attorneys and other professionals who have an interest in local public health - Includes listing in public directory (Call for Rates).

MAHB Membership Helps to Support

Technical support to local boards of health

Local public health leadership and representation at the state and national level

Tracking and reporting on legislation impacting local public health

Even though dues cover only a fraction of our operating costs, our effectiveness depends upon your support!

MAHB Membership Advantages:

Discounts on training programs and publications such as the widely acclaimed Legal Handbook for Boards of Health;

Grant opportunities;


MAHB Accomplishments


Boards of health can now charge fees to cover the cost of engineering and other technical review, and fines have been raised from as low as $20 per offence to $1,000 per offense.

Some agent activities which were formerly funded out of your operating budget can now come from revolving accounts.

MAHB filed an amicus brief supporting boards of health authority to adopt regulations on behalf of the Town of Barnstable. 20001 SJC decision unanimously upheld the board of health.

Boards of health are no longer required to publish the entire text of new regulations, saving towns thousands of dollars.

The Guidebook for Massachusetts Boards of Health is being updated on an annual basis. (Before we took responsibility for this, the original Guidebook was unchanged from 1981 until 1996.)