Advisory Committee

Members of the Advisory Committee will:

  • Provide expertise and advice on workforce development issues and relevant local health policy matters.
  • Identify and prioritize training needs
  • Review and comment on plans (such as communication, marketing, evaluation)
  • Help craft a long-term vision
  • Identify other potential funding sources and partners
  • Provide insight on state and national issues such as regionalization and agency accreditation
  • Represent and promote LPHI’s programs to the local health community
  • Assist LPHI in establishing appropriate partnerships and collaborations with other public health organizations, including the regional Emergency Preparedness Coalition network.

In March 2013, the Local State Advisory Committee (LSAC) agreed to act as LPHI’s Advisory Committee. LPHI business is part of the LSAC agenda approximately three times per year. LPHI will continue to collaborate with MDPH Bureaus, other training centers, and academic institutions on and training development.

Local State Advisory Committee (LSAC)

The formation of the Local State Advisory Committee (LSAC) was initiated by the Coalition of Local Public Health (CLPH) in August 2006 to “build on the work already accomplished by the CLPH regarding public health” by serving as an Advisory Committee on public health emergency preparedness to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health. The LSAC functions as a standing committee of the CLPH and is an advisory group only, with no formal authority. Public Health authority rests with the local health departments in the Coalitions.

LSAC Mission

Collaborating to advance Public Health preparedness in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

LSAC Membership

Membership of the LSAC shall consist of each of the Preparedness Coalitions, the two Tribal Nations and each of the five statewide public health professional organizations which comprise the Coalition of Local Public Health. Each member organization will appoint one Representative (except the Central Region, which may have two Representatives) and an Alternate to the LSAC. The Commissioner of Public Health and his/her representative and the Director of the Emergency Preparedness Bureau and his/her representative shall have ex-officio membership at each meeting.