Free webinar: Public Health Law: A Tool to Address Emerging Health Concerns

Would you like to get a quick overview of public health law from experts in the field? Are you interested in a better understanding of how the law can be used as a public health tool? Then you might wish to view this free webinar from the CDC.

In it, you will see a brief history of public health law and the difference it can make, looking at laws such as the New York City Sanitation Reform in the 1890’s. Then you’ll see selected examples of legal achievements in public health of the last century.

You’ll be exposed to present day examples of interesting measures of public health law. You’ll see examples of legal mapping, where provisions in law and policy are compared across jurisdictions or over time. You’ll learn about legal evaluations, or measuring the impacts of law and policy on health, and vice versa. You’ll learn about this and much more in this one hour discussion.

After viewing the webinar, you may wish to go Beyond the Data with Dr. John Iskander and Matthew Penn to hear them discuss the role of public health law in the federal, state, and local levels, including the tribes and territories. Or listen to Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health as they discuss the role of public health in the recovery of New Orleans after Katrina, social determinants of health, and what is needed to get to public health 3.0.

This webinar is presented by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program on its 15th anniversary. The target audience for Grand Rounds includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, and others in public health. Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education credits. Please see the pdf for details on these.