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 the LPHI’s programs to the local health community
- Assist the Local Public Health Institute in establishing appropriate partnerships and collaborations with other public health organizations, including the regional Emergency Preparedness Coalition network.
In January 2020, the Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH) agreed to act as LPHI’s Advisory Committee. LPHI’s business is part of the CLPH agenda approximately three times per year. LPHI will continue to collaborate with MDPH Bureaus, other training centers, and academic institutions on and training development.
Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH)
The Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH) consists of public health organizations dedicated to advocating for the resources needed to promote healthy communities in Massachusetts through strong Boards of Health and Health Departments. Our organizations represent over 4,900 citizens and professionals interested in supporting the Commonwealth’s local health infrastructure.
The six member organizations are: Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses, Massachusetts Environmental Health Association, Massachusetts Health Officers Association, Massachusetts Public Health Association and Western Massachusetts Public Health Association.
CLPH endorses the State Action for Public Health Excellence (SAPHE) Act (H1935/S1294) by Representatives Kane and Garlick and Senator Lewis.