Board of Health
The North Central Health District (NCHD) includes thirteen counties in central Georgia. Each county has a Board of Health as defined by Title 31-3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
The primary roles of the Boards of Health are to assess the needs of the community, provide policy guidance, and exercise general oversight of the health department. The Boards of Health also certify the county health department budget each year to the County Commission and may adopt public health rules and regulations for the county.
Boards of Health meet at least quarterly and their meetings are open to the public. Dates and times of Board of Health meetings can be found on the Upcoming Events page or call your local health department.
Board members have the important roles of advising the District Health Director on specific needs in their communities, serving as links to local government and community resources, and advocating for public health in the county.
Each Board of Health is composed of seven members as described below:
Resources for County Board of Health Members:
Georgia Board of Health Training Videos (© 2015 Region IV Public Health Training Center)-http://www.sph.emory.edu/departments/centers/public-health-training-center/trainings/boards-of-health/index.html