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Welcome to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Health (CABOH), an association designed to assist boards of health in Connecticut in their governing role. CABOH is an affiliate of the National Association of Local Boards of Health Directors (NALBOH) and, organizationally, a section of the Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA).

Our mission is to strengthen and support boards in their roles and efforts to promote and protect the health of their communities. Our goal is establish a statewide network of boards of health that actively plan and support the provision of essential public health services in their jurisdictions.

CABOH Newsletter - March 2016

CABOH Leadership

2016 CABOH Leadership Council

  • Chairperson - Carolyn Wysocki
  • Vice Chairperson - Vacant
  • Secretary - Judith Sartucci

Click here for the bylaws.



In addition to your CPHA membership fee, there is a $25 fee to join CABOH.

Training for Boards of Health

CABOH is designed to offer leadership training, education and advocacy services for boards of health. .

A 2012 poll of several Boards of Health in Connecticut regarding their training and educational needs identified the following important areas:

  • new board member orientation programs
  • advocacy vs. lobbying activities
  • six functions of boards of health and performance standards
  • priority setting; and
  • succession planning; and more

If you belong to a local Board of Health and have an interest in your Board receiving training in any of these topics, please email CABOH at

Six Governance Functions of a Local Board of Health

  1. Policy development: Lead and contribute to the development of policies that protect, promote, and improve public health while ensuring that the agency and its components remain consistent with the laws and rules (local, state, and federal) to which it is subject.
  2. Resource stewardship: Assure the availability of adequate resources (legal, financial, human, technological, and material) to perform essential public health services.
  3. Legal authority: Exercise legal authority as applicable by law and understand the roles, responsibilities, obligations, and functions of the governing body, health officer, and agency staff.
  4. Partner engagement: Build and strengthen community partnerships through education and engagement to ensure the collaboration of all relevant stakeholders in promoting and protecting the community's health.
  5. Continuous improvement: Routinely evaluate, monitor, and set measurable outcomes for improving community health status and the public health agency's/governing body's own ability to meet its responsibilities.
  6. Oversight: Assume ultimate responsibility for public health performance in the community by providing necessary leadership and guidance in order to support the public health agency in achieving measurable outcomes.

For more information see Six Governance Functions.

Resources for Health District Boards

Check back often for more information

For more information about CABOH, please contact Carolyn Wysocki at

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