Board Meeting

Local boards of health have responsibility for public health in their jurisdiction. They support local public health vision, mission, and advocacy and encourage community involvement in setting public health priorities. In addition, local boards of health have been given the responsibility to oversee utilization of the Local Public Health Services Contract.

Serving on a local board of health is an honorable and noteworthy task. The success of public health in meeting the challenges of the new millennium will depend on capable and dedicated leadership by the local boards of health.

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Iowa Public Health Leadership Academy (PHLA)

The Iowa Public Health Leadership Academy is a collaborative effort between the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health.  The Academy provides information and training to local Board of Health and local Board of Supervisor members to effectively meet the requirements of their roles. 

The Academy has hosted ten webinars on various public health topics and operational functions. Due to the Academy's success, the Academy will continue for a third year. This year there will be four virtual sessions that take place on the last Monday of the month.  Each session will be from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on the following dates:

  • January  31, 2022 - Contracts
  • February 28, 2022 - Confidentiality/HIPAA/Conflict of Interest
  • March 28, 2022 - Succession Planning
  • April 25, 2022 - Communication & Storytelling

Click here to register for year three.  For more information about the academy, or to view recorded trainings, visit Iowa Public Health Leadership Academy. Please contact Erin Taber at erin-taber@uiowa.edu with any questions or concerns.