Tackling Tough Public Health
Problems through Cross-Sector
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST, February 28
These legal snapshots give an overview of the basic legal requirements of different federal data protection laws
Gubernatorial executive orders and directives can serve as powerful tools for furthering public health goals. In addition to directing public health agency activities, establishing policies and priorities, and responding to emergencies, executive orders or directives can also play a role in shaping agency culture to promote effective public health decision-making.
The Agricultural Improvement Act (AIA) of 2018 legalized the manufacturing of industrial hemp and its derivatives, including cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive compound that research has shown can be used to treat certain health conditions, including epileptic seizures, anxiety and insomnia. A technical assistance requester recently asked the Network for information on states’ role in regulating CBD products.
"In 2019, our focus is on joint initiatives at the systemic and community levels that improve health and health equity." - Donna Levin, JD, National Director of the Network for Public Health Law.