April is Volunteer Appreciation Month
April is NACCHO's volunteer recognition month, and on behalf of NACCHO's board of directors, officers and staff, we take this opportunity to thank our volunteers who donate time, energy and expertise to help fulfill NACCHO's mission in so many different ways: through their responses to requests for information, service on committees and advisory groups and in appointed and elected positions.
Volunteers guide NACCHO's projects and priorities, inform and work through NACCHO toward the vision of "health, equity and well-being for all people in their communities through public health and services." A list of volunteers is available here.
Advisory Groups 101
Advisory groups are made up of staff from LHDs around the country. NACCHO's advisory groups ensure that member input informs the organization's projects and priorities and work toward NACCHO's vision of "health, equity, and well-being for all people in their communities through public health policies and services."
NACCHO has four different types of advisory groups: executive committee, standing committees, committees, and workgroups. Each advisory group performs a certain role for the association. Their roles are as follows:
A list of NACCHO's advisory groups, along with their descriptions and the time commitments required to serve, is available here.
Each year, NACCHO provides orientation for advisory group members to give an overview of the association's work, the purpose and function of the advisory groups, and an opportunity to hear the experiences of seasoned participants. Orientation material, including a PowerPoint, is available through the link below. More »