2023 Annual MAHB Certificate Program

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April 15th  –  Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Taunton, MA

May 6th  – Holiday Inn and Suites, Marlborough, MA,

June 3rd – The Delaney House in Holyoke, MA

New Opioid Settlements Guidance Document and Sample Templates for Warrant Articles and Ordinances

URGENT:  The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has settled lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for their role in contributing to the devastation caused by the opioid crisis in the Commonwealth.  Templates for your Town/City Warrant Articles and Ordinances that can be adopted for the appropriation of monies received by municipalities are now available for downloading.  You should review the funds your Town/City has already received and download documents to ensure that your Board of Health has access to those funds.

Public Health Legal Facts, Interpretations and Misinformation

Memorandum To Local Boards Of Health  Regarding Threats To Cause

Lifting Of Covid-19 Mandates Allegation/Response- Go to post page here

Get PDF here– Final Memo Allegation.Response 3.4.22


Combatting the Omicron Surge: Latest Updates

January 25, 2022, 12 pm

GO TO Combatting the Omicron Surge: Latest Updates Page

What have researchers learned about Omicron since it first emerged, and how should that inform guidelines for living and working?
What can Omicron—with its many evasive mutations—tell us about preparing for the next variant?
Join Harvard Chan epidemiologist Bill Hanage for a free, live-streamed Q&A with Elana Gordon of The World.
Find new public health live and recorded seminars at https://mahb.org/public-health-webinars/



Latest COVID-19 Testing Information

To keep up with COVID-19 Testing Guidelines, please click on and visit our

COVID Testing Resource Page.



Caring for Our Brains in Unprecedented Times

For local boards of health on Monday, November 15 from 3-4:30pm and Wednesday, December 8, from 10-11:30am – Click Here to Learn More & Register

Evidence Supporting School Reopenings in Massachusetts

What do we need to know about vaccinating young children ?

Connect to view the On-demand Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Click Here

Laying a Solid Foundation – Tobacco Laws Pertaining to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Public Health Week Events – April 4 – 10, 2022

Click on above picture, or https://mahb.org/3777-2/ to register and learn more.

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September 8th, 9:30 – 11:00am – Register Free.


Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

MAHB’s mission is to assist and support boards of health in meeting their statutory and service responsibilities, through programs of education, technical assistance, representation, and resource development.

Massachusetts Boards of Health are responsible under general laws, state and local regulations, for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community.

COVID-19 -- Legal BOH Guidance from the Massachusetts Association of Health Board

We will be posting guidance’s and recommendations for common legal public health questions that we have been receiving. Please click on the following link to view our latest set of guidance’s and recommendations.

Local Public Health Practice Webinars and Courses

Visit the link below to obtain access to all future live events and past recorded Webinars on a variety of public health practice topics brought to you by MAHB epidemiology and health policy colleagues of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) Program, Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.



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Weekly SARS-CoV-2 screening of asymptomatic students and staff to guide and evaluate strategies for safer in-person learning

Shira Doron, Robin Ingalls, Anne Beauchamp, Jesse Boehm, Helen Boucher, Linda Chow, Linda Corridan, Cathryn Goehringer, Douglas Golenbock, Liz Larsen, David Lussier, Marcia Testa, Andrea L Ciaranello Read More

Examining the effect of information channel on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

 R. Piltch-Loeb, E. Savoia, B. Goldberg, B. Hughes, T. Verhey, J. Kayyem, C. Miller-Idriss, MA. Testa  Read More

Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Socio-demographics, Co-Morbidity and Past Racial Discrimination

Elena Savoia, Rachael Piltch-Loeb, Beth Goldberg, Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Brian Hughes, Juliette Kayyem, Alberto Montrond, Marcia A Testa –    Read More 

Dr. Testa, President of MAHB,  and Drs. Savoia and Piltch-Loeb, faculty in the MAHB Certificate Program, are all members of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) program and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Town Classification and Compensation Study Reports

  In order to aid towns in setting salaries for public health staff, MAHB is posting Classification and Compensation Study Reports.  Study Report conducted by the Town of Franklin is posted here.   GovHR - Franklin, MA - Classification and Compensation Study -...

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New MA DPH Sanitary Code goes Into Effect on May 12, 2023

Housing Code The state of Massachusetts is making several changes to 105 CMR 400 and 105 CMR 410, also known as the state sanitary code. This code, which outlines the minimum standards of fitness for human habitation, is the standard that all landlords must abide by...

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