Local Health Officer Core Training

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To view, or print, a copy of the Local Health Officer's Core Training Handbook, click here.

Welcome to the self-directed online local health officer (LHO) training developed by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). Every LHO must perform his or her duty as effectively as possible, using means that are most applicable to the circumstances and must be familiar with the law they are appointed to enforce, investigate or report, referring to the law itself as well as to guidance documents as needed.

The information in this online training is meant to serve as a guide; you and your community should apply these ideas and principles locally in the way that is most appropriate. The information contained in this handbook is not legal advice; if you have questions about a specific law or its application you should consult your legal counsel.

Problem Solving Techniques for Local Health Officers

  1. Flow chart steps to follow when processing complaints (Word * | PDF)
  2. Diagram - flow chart to follow when processing complaints (PDF*)
  3. LHO Consultation Best Practices (Word* | PDF)

Maine Statutes Related to Local Health Officers

  1. LHO Statutes (Word*)
  2. LHO Statutory Summary for Discussion of Revisions (Word* | also in PDF)

Resource: Information on Health Alerts (HAN)

CDC's Health Alert Network (HAN) is CDC's primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.

To receive Health Alerts from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Health Alert Network, sign-up at: http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/rss.php?tid=775

If you are returning to the course, you can

  • Select from the menu at the left for the module where you last left off, or
  • Choose the Site Map to select a specific section.

If you are new to the course, please select the How to Use to learn how to navigate the course.

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