Justification Toolkit

Conference Justification Toolkit

NA17_3.pngEach year, the NACCHO Annual Conference provides attendees with the tools and resources they need to address new and emerging public health issues in their communities. Validate the investment in your professional career and the future of public health by attending the largest gathering of local health department leaders in the United States. The materials below will help you to communicate the value of attending NACCHO Annual to your manager. 


At NACCHO Annual, you’ll learn from colleagues’ professional experiences and return to your organization with new knowledge and a myriad of ideas to put into practice. Attendees will have the opportunity to share challenges and triumphs, learn how to adopt effective practices, engage with federal and state partners, and gain insights from public health experts.

Networking Benefits
NACCHO Annual is a unique learning and networking opportunity for local health officials and their public health partners to share perspectives and engage in dialogue on key public health practice issues that affect their communities. By attending NACCHO Annual, attendees get an exclusive look into the professional life of local health department and public health agency leaders. Participants will have plenty opportunities to forge new and meaningful relationships and connect over issues that are affecting their communities.

Exhibit Hall Benefits
The exhibit hall is an integral part of the conference where vendors can showcase new products and services. In the exhibit hall, attendees can discover these new products and services and determine if they could be useful in their agencies. Participants can find products and services related to nutrition, maternal and child health, information technology, chronic disease, bioterrorism, and so much more.    

Justification Letter
Use this justification letter to help explain to your manager the benefits and costs of attending NACCHO Annual 2019.

Tips to Build Your Case to Attend NACCHO Annual 2019

  • Explain how attending the conference will benefit the work that you do and the work that your agency does.
  • Offer to share what you learned with your colleagues.
  • Emphasize the money-saving aspect by offering to share a hotel room and taking advantage of early-bird registration rates.
  • Have a plan that shows who will cover your work while you are at the conference.
  • Make note of the speakers and exhibitors and emphasize the networking aspect.