Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH)


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The Coalition for Local Public Health (CLPH) consists of public health organizations dedicated to advocating for the resources needed to promote healthy communities in Massachusetts through strong Boards of Health and Health Departments. Our organizations represent over 3,000 citizens and professionals interested in supporting the Commonwealth’s local health infrastructure.


The five member organizations are: Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses; Massachusetts Environmental Health Association, Massachusetts Health Officers Association and Massachusetts Public Health Association. *Click on the logos above to visit learn more about member organizations.

Policy Focus – Recreational Marijuana

View, MAHB Testimony Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy

View, MHOA Informational Letter to Public Health Professionals on Recreational Marijuana 

View, MHOA Letter to Baker Administration and State Leadership on Recreational Marijuana Policy

View, MPHA Marijuana Policy Recommendations


Future of Local Public Health

The Coalition for Local Public Health is proud to sponsor this event on the future of local health event.

Join us on April 7, 2017 at the Public Health Museum in Tewksbury for a roundtable discussion in honor of National Public Health Week. Click here to register.


View: Communication Toolkit for Local Public Health Officials (2009)

View: Strengthening Local Public Health in Massachusetts (2006)

View: A Case for Improving the Massachusetts Local Public Health Infrastructure (2003)