Since its incorporation in 1986, the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health has been and continues to be a unique organization serving North Carolina’s local boards of health and their members.

The Association’s goal is clear: to pursue excellence in public health in North Carolina by providing leadership and support for local Boards of Health in their efforts to protect and promote the public's health.  And its purposes remain focused on the health of the public by:


  • Promoting high standards of comprehensive public health services for the citizens of North Carolina.

  • Providing consultation and education for, and facilitate the exchange of ideas among, Board of Health members.

  • Supporting health policy and finance issues in support of public health in North Carolina.

  • Promoting close working relationships between local Boards of Health and other allied agencies.

  • Promoting programs and projects deemed necessary to protect and promote the health of the citizens in North Carolina.

  • Supporting public awareness of public health issues and dangers.


ANCBH continues to meet the needs of our members by working with:

  • Local health directors by attending their
    monthly meetings, supporting their
    advocacy efforts, and giving a monthly
    report of our activities;

  • The N.C. Institute of Public Health local
    board of health training program by
    providing a trainer;

  • The N.C. Local Health Department
    Accreditation Board with four members
    serving on the board.

  • Liaison groups such as N.C. Association
    of County Commissioners, N.C. Alliance
    for Health, and the N.C. Citizens for Public