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Author: Olivia Stenger

Community Preparedness and Recovery

Training Overview Audience: Public health professionals and others interested in emergency preparedness in Massachusetts Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1 hour Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RS Competencies: Emergency Preparedness Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites: None Companion training: N/A Supplemental materials: • Facilitators Guide (PDF) is available if used in a classroom •Instructions to navigate the […]

Upcoming Webinar: The Housing Code – Changes you should know before April 2023

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Coalition for Local Public Health are hosting a webinar, “The Housing Code – Changes you should know before April 2023.” The training will be offered on November 9 and November 29. Read more from MHOA about the webinar: “This virtual training is designed to introduce local public […]

New Program! Introduction to Local Public Health: Administrative Staff

We are excited to announce this new online, self-paced program, Introduction to Local Public Health: Administrative Staff! This course provides new and experienced local Board of Health administrative staff with core knowledge and skills necessary to increase the impact and efficiency of their work. The courses are taught by experienced local health professionals who understand […]

Are you a new or experienced administrative staffer at a local Board of Health? Do you manage an administrative team? Administrative staff play a vital (and often varied) role in protecting and promoting the health of their communities. Introduction to Local Public Health: Administrative Staff is a free, self-paced online program providing new and experienced […]

Training Overview Audience: Public health and housing professionals charged with enforcement of housing and related laws and regulations in Massachusetts and community health professionals, task force members, and anyone interested in learning more about mold. Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1.5 hours Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RS, National Environmental Health Association […]

2022 Annual Report Highlights

We want to share the highlights from our Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report. The Annual Report describes LPHI’s major accomplishments.

Training Overview Audience: Public health students and professionals, social media officers, and anyone interested in health communications. Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1.5 hours Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO Competencies: Health Communications Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites: None Companion trainings: Marketing Public Health Supplemental materials: •Facilitators Guide (PDF) is available if used in a classroom •Instructions […]

New Resource: Public Health Job/Intern Description Templates

We wanted to share this new resource from the Massachusetts Health Officers Association (MHOA). Over the past couple of months, MHOA has been collecting local public health job/intern descriptions to create templates that you can use when creating a position in your department or amending a current one. This resource will be updated regularly over […]

MHOA Executive Director Job Posting

The current Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Officer Association, Dawn Sibor, is retiring. We want to share the job posting and more information about the position. Please feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested in this role. More information about the hiring process from MHOA: “We expect that First Round […]

Two LPHI Trainings Receive PHLN Quality Seals!

Two of our trainings: Food Safety for Food Establishment Operators and Dealing with Stress in Disasters: Building Psychological Resilience were nominated and accepted as part of the Public Health Learning Navigator (PLHN). The Public Health Learning Navigator is a curated, guided, and individualized experience to help public health learners navigate high-quality trainings. Each training nomination […]