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Author: Seth Eckhouse

Seth Eckhouse works at Boston University School of Public Health as a Senior Project Manager and manager of the Local Public Health Institute (LPHI). Additionally, Seth is involved with the Public Health Regionalization Project to create and maintain sustainable, regional systems for delivery of shared public health services across the Commonwealth. Seth has 15 years’ experience in Public Health working on projects as diverse as health informatics and econometrics of oncology research in Europe. Previous to his Public Health career Seth worked in pre-hospital medicine with the City of Boston Emergency Medical Services and as a Corpsman with the United States Marine Corps.

Local Public Health Events Calendar for 2019

The LPHI, in cooperation with the Office of Local and Regional Health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is pleased to bring you an “at a glance” calendar of local public health events in Massachusetts (or national). This calendar will be updated as new dates arise, so check back often. If you have an […]

Revised Food Code affecting food trainings

After conversations between the LPHI and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the following trainings have been temporarily taken down pending thorough updating to reflect the 2018 revised regulations: Farmers Markets: A Special Food Topic Food Protection Programs for Regulators Food Safety for Food Establishment Operators Sushi: A Special Food Topic Temporary Food Establishments: A Special […]

Congratulations to our 2018 Management Graduates

An introductory management course for public health professionals, it includes 25 hours of instruction and subsequent continuing education credits of 8 hours of self-paced learning in addition to weekly assignments and discussion boards The course provides information, tools, and resources to manage effectively in today’s dynamic public health environment. Topics include: managing staff, recruiting and […]

Emergency Risk Communication

Training Overview Audience: Public information officers and communication specialists, health care professionals, public health professionals, and public health students Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 2.5 hours Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RN, RS Competencies: Communication Skills, Emergency Public Information and Warning Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites:None Companion trainings: Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts and the Role of […]

A Brief History of Public Health

Training Overview Audience: Anyone interested in learning about the history of public health and the evolution of concepts about the cause and prevention of disease. Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1 hour Contact hours: None Competencies: Basic public health science Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites:None Companion trainings: Orientation to Local Public Health in Massachusetts Supplemental […]

Seth Eckhouse, LPHI, to present on Management at NACCHO

Join Senior Program Manager, Seth Eckhouse, at NACCHO Annual Conference in New Orleans!  Seth will be presenting at year’s conference, Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health, on July 12 at 11:30am.  The title of his presentation is: “Pushing for Measurement of Impact: NEPHTC’s Increasing Capability to Measure Training Impact on the Workforce Performance, Kirkpatrick […]

MA PHIT Virtual House on Display

“Going Virtual: Converting Live Trainings to a Virtual Environment”, a poster about the MA PHIT Virtual Housing app, was displayed recently by Liam Hunt, Chief Technologist for the Activist Lab at BU SPH and member of the Education Technology team serving the LPHI, at the 2018 Society for Public Health Education Conference. The Virtual House […]

Special Commission on Local and Regional Public Health Status Report

The Special Commission on Local and Regional Public Health  will release its final report and recommendations this spring. The report will provide a roadmap to a 21st century local public health system in Massachusetts. The Commission will report its findings and recommendations for public health standards, shared public health services, data reporting, gathering, and analysis, […]

Summer is here…

With summer upon us, there are a lot of things you as public health professionals need to be ready for; let the LPHI help you! Download the flyer to see a list of available trainings you can take to help get you ready for summertime issues. Whether as a refresher or exposure to new material, […]

This course for public health professionals is aimed at strengthening management skills. It includes 25 hours of instruction, and provides information, tools, and resources to manage effectively in today’s dynamic public health environment. Topics include: managing staff, recruiting and hiring, employee coaching and evaluating performance, managing budgets, projects and operations, overall agency performance and more. […]