Workforce Development

To help achieve our mission, MHOA offers a variety of workforce development programs for local public health departments and boards of health. We also partner with other associations, state and local agencies, and training centers to provide additional training opportunities on the latest public health topics.

Signature MHOA Programs:


Annual Conference
A 3 day event for MA public health professionals to hear about the latest public health topics, learn new skills, and network with other local public health colleagues. Speakers from national, state and local agencies are invited each year. 

Quarterly Meetings
Two hour interactive sessions on popular public health topics and opportunities for networking. 

Date & Time: June 15, 2023, 10am to 12pm
Location: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) - Haverhill Campus, Hartleb Technology Center, College Ave, Haverhill
Room TC-103A
From Clandestine Labs to Chemical Spills: Local Public Health and Hazardous Materials - June 15 Quarterly Meeting

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MHOA/MassDEP Winter Seminar Series
An annual event to provide the latest MassDEP updates and training on relevant and timely topics.

MHOA/MDPH Community Sanitation Spring Seminar Series
An annual day long event offered 4 times in 4 different locations throughout MA to provide the latest CSP updates and training on relevant and timely topics.

MHOA Summer Webinar Series: Lunch and Learn

One hour learning sessions that are free for MHOA members. A $25 registration fee for non-members. 

Save the Dates & Topics

6/21 Accreditation Overview - Registration opening soon!

6/28 Summer Food Safety: Fairs, Festivals, and Food Trucks

7/12 Accreditation: Grants & other sources of funding

7/25 MHOA Mentorship Program

8/1 Accreditation & Collaboration

8/8 Certified in Public Health (CPH) - Why get certified? How to get certified?


MHOA members always receive a discount on all registration fees!