Join an Advisory Workgroup
NACCHO's Subject Matter Expert Advisory Workgroups are a primary and recognized vehicle for identifying the opportunities and challenges facing local health departments (LHDs) and the field at large. NACCHO members from all areas of public health come together to explore the many facets of the field and help NACCHO make the best decisions in serving its members, and local public health.
NACCHO annually invites LHD leaders and their staff to apply to help inform and guide NACCHO's projects. We invite you to lead your professional organization by sharing your talents and expertise.
The application period for participation in the 2023-2024 Subject Matter Expert Advisory Workgroup is now open until Sunday, May 7, 2023.
NACCHO's Subject Matter Expert Advisory Workgroups are smaller groups of subject matter specialists with expertise in a specific programmatic area. Workgroup members assist NACCHO by developing policy statements, advising on issues important to local health departments, and informing NACCHO programs. Workgroup members may provide a voice for NACCHO on the federal level when invited or may be asked to speak at specific conferences and events on behalf of NACCHO. Membership in these groups is by appointment from the chair of the group and the NACCHO staff lead for the group.
NACCHO’s Subject Matter Expert Advisory Workgroups comprise members with expertise in local public health practice. Workgroup members:
- Play an integral part in ensuring NACCHO’s policy and advocacy is grounded in the latest science and the day-to-day experience of local health departments;
- Connect with peers and other subject matter experts in the field;
- Gain exposure to innovative programmatic work at NACCHO and in other local health departments across the country; and
- Help craft policy statements, shape strategic messaging on key subject matter areas, review tools and Model Practices, and share perspectives on how local health departments are addressing key public health issues.
Most workgroups meet monthly via conference call and, pending availability of funding, may meet in person annually. Workgroup members may spend anywhere from 1-2 hours per month to 1-2 hours per week on tasks related to workgroup deliverables.
A list of NACCHO's Subject Matter Expert Advisory Workgroups, along with their descriptions and the time commitments required to serve, is available here.
Click on the section above to read about expectations for workgroup members.
Workgroup participation is a benefit of active NACCHO membership. For questions about your NACCHO membership status and NACCHO's Subject Matter Expert Advisory Workgroups, please email [email protected].