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Local Board of Health Toolkit

Created for the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute. 2013.  

Developed by: Crissy Rowland, M.P.H., CHES; Andrew Beckett, M.P.H.; Brandi Gilley, M.P.H., RD, LD; Andrea Brown, M.P.H.; with support from April Harris, M.P.H.

The Toolkit is an educational resource for Local Boards of Health in Kentucky.  It provides guidance on the role a Local Board of Health plays in the health of its community.  The Toolkit includes information on the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Kentucky Administrative Regulations, and Public Health Accreditation.  It also includes a public health curriculum and links to state and national partner organizations, among other guidance documents. 

Accreditation Resources

Boards of Health Have Important Role in Accreditation - NALBOH News Brief

PHAB Standards and Measures

PHAB Online Orientation

PHAB Guide to National Public Health Department Accreditation Version 1.0

PHAB Standards Overview Version 1.0

Public Health Accreditation Board

NALBOH Accreditation Website

CDC Accreditation Website # 1

CDC Accreditation Website # 2

High Functioning Boards

2010 Board Recommendations Letter

BOH Essential Article

Characteristics of Effective Boards

Governance Functions 2012

KALBOH and Friedell Committee Letter May 2012

LBOH Self-Evaluation

Operational Definition of a Functional Health Department Brochure

Public Health Report - Friedell Committee May2012

Kentucky Administrative Referencs

AR Volume I Boards of Health

Kentucky Revised Statutes

45A.340 Conflicts of interest of public officers and employees

212.020 County health boards - Appointment - Membership - Term - Compensation - Removal of board members

212.170 Appointment of health officers - Assistant - Employees - Appeals

212.230 Powers and duties of county, city-county, and district health boards

212.240 Duties of county health departments

212.270 Attorneys to represent Cabinet for Health and Family Services and local boards of health

212.640 City-county health department in county containing city of second class - Establishment - Membership of Board

212.720 Creation of public health taxing districts

212.750 Public health taxing district created in counties not electing to create same - Officers

212.855 Members of district board of health - Appointment - Terms

902 KAR 8:150 Board of Health requirements

902 KAR 8:170 Local health department financial management requirements

Kentucky Revised Statutes - Local Health Programs

Resources for Local Health Department Directors

Board of Health Nominee Form

Distinction Between the Local and District Board of Health

Engaging Governing Entities (Grose Carlson) (power point)

Public Health Curriculum for Governing Entities

Basic Board Orientation by NALBOH

BOH Orientation - NALBOH

NALBOH Public Health 101 Curriculum

KY Department for Public Health BOH Orientation (January 2009)

Public Health 101 Facilitator with Notes

Your Duty Under the Law - Open Records Meetings

State and National Associations and Organizations

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)

Kentucky Chapter (KALBOH) 

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA)

Kentucky Health Department Association (KHDA)


Creating a TRAIN Account