Marlborough Agenda_4_26_2023

FOR REVIEW ONLY  — 2024 Agenda and registration will be posted in the Spring — 

2023 Session Theme – Public Health Law Topics for Boards of Health and Health Departments


These are in-person sessions only. 

Course Fee: $100  – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

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

Session Times: 8:30AM – 4:00PM for Taunton and Marlborough and Taunton, Holyoke will end at 2:00PM

Register by filling out the form at the bottom of this page

Course Directors and Organizers

Cheryl Sbarra, JD, Executive Director

Michael Hugo, J.D., Course Director

Marcia Testa, MPH, PhD, President, Course Organizer







As members and staff of Boards of Health, a comprehensive working knowledge of public health laws, regulations and bylaws for State and local jurisdictions is a critical competency for ensuring a capable public health system.  This Certificate Program will provide you with the fundamentals of public health law so that you might be better able to understand, provide guidance, and enforce the laws, regulations and bylaws using the local jurisdictional authority granted to you as a BOH member or BOH agent.  The MAHB Legal Handbook provides an excellent text book for this program and should be used as background reading.   Through your local town and city membership in the MAHB, you should have access to the online MAHB 2022 Legal Handbook (205 pages). Click Here for TOC – Legal Handbook Please consult with your BOH Chair, Health Department Director or Administrator for your Legal Handbook access codes.  If you have difficulty accessing the Legal Handbook, call the MAHB Helpline (1-508-643-0234.) or complete the Helpdesk online form by going to Contact – Massachusetts Association of Health Boards (


COURSE AGENDA – Click to download for Taunton–> Agenda 4.6.23

COURSE AGENDA – Click to download for Marlborough–> Marlborough Agenda_4_26_2023

REGISTRATION – If you have any difficulty registering using the form below, please call Lynda Ritacco at 1-508-643-0234 with your name and email.  You may also register more than one individual by calling.  You will received an invoice for the one-time course via email where you will be able to pay by mailing a check, using a debit, credit card or paypal.

Use the form below to register for the 2023 MAHB Certificate Program.