Be Part of the MHOA Community!
Join a network of professionals who are committed to advancing the field of public health. Membership benefits are listed below!
- Discounted registration for MHOA signature programs with RS/CHO/RN continuing education contact hours
- Early, early bird members-only registration access for the Annual Conference
- MHOA Committee and Executive Board opportunities
- A voice in the Coalition of Local Public Health
- Networking with other local public health professionals; sharing of best practices.
- Discounted public health job postings.
- Conference and credentialing members-only scholarship opportunities.
Did you know that MHOA membership also entitles you to NACCHO membership?
NACCHO membership includes:
- Access to other NACCHO members and participation in their Virtual Communities
- Complimentary access to NACCHO Exchange, a quarterly magazine highlighting effective local public health practices.
- Complimentary access to Public Health Dispatch, a monthly newsletter offering tools and resources directly relevant to public health practice.
- Complimentary access to NACCHO publications, assessment tools and archives.
- Advance notice about NACCHO funding opportunities.
- Reduced registration fees and scholarships to attend NACCHO conferences.
- Participation in one of their National Advisory Committee Workgroups.
- Recognition in their NACCHO annual awards program, including Model Practices.
- Voting, holding office, and representing NACCHO.
- Opportunities to receive grants from NACCHO to assist in emergency preparedness, food safety and other programmatic work at the local level.
- Eligibility to receive mini grants from one of NACCHO's training programs.
- Discounts and access to NACCHO Career Network job postings and services.
- Discounts on subscriptions to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Behavioral Health 360 in partnership with CredibleMind, a new fee based mental health program, which utilizes an innovative digital platform localized to your community.
- Opportunity to earn the Food Manager Certification at a discounted rate through online, video-based training with Always Food Safe,
MHOA members should activate their membership by submitting their application to NACCHO or by contacting NACCHO at 877-533-1320 or email@example.com.
If you are an existing member that wants to update your organization's contact information Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Excel staff list on file for your organization.
MHOA serves as the State Association of County and City Health Officials (SACCHO) within the National Association of County and City Health officials (NACCHO).
The mission of the Local Public Health Institute is to improve public health and preparedness capabilities and the health of the residents of the Commonwealth by creating, implementing, and sustaining workforce development activities for local public health and other public health system partners. The Institute offers standardized courses and training materials as well as other trainings upon request. It also works on related projected such as the development of emergency preparedness and other competencies and links those to the development and delivery of specific trainings.
MHOA is a member of the Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH), which consists of public health organizations (MHOA, MAHB, MEHA, MAPHN, MPHA, WMPHA) dedicated to advocating for the resources needed to promote healthy communities in Massachusetts through strong Boards of Health and Health Departments.
CLPH member organizations represent over 4,900 citizens and professionals interested in supporting the Commonwealth’s local health infrastructure.