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Data Governance: Ensuring Trust and Managing Risks
January 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST
Healthy soil contains organic matter that contributes to the nutritional quality of food and can have a significant impact on agricultural output. It also plays a critical role in mitigating the effects of climate change by reducing erosion and storm water runoff, protecting against drought and reducing carbon emissions. Policymakers at both the federal and local level are increasingly including laws and provisions that promote healthy soils in their environmental policies and legislation.
Data are essential for public health surveillance, epidemiological investigation, research, program development, implementation and evaluation. Sharing data across government agencies assists in addressing social determinants of health and can help better align individuals with services that support their health and wellbeing. This summary provides several examples of state laws that facilitate data sharing among state agencies.
Health Justice - Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity
In October 2018, hundreds of officials, policymakers, lawyers, practitioners and advocates in public health and other sectors from across the country convened in Phoenix, Arizona for the National Public Health Law Conference. The recently published symposium edition of JLME is dedicated to examining some of the critical topics discussed at the conference.