Local Health Policy 101: Understanding
Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations

April 19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST


It's Time to Build
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2018 Public Health Law Conference

Health Justice: Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity




Flint Water Crisis

Report concludes failures in legal structure and inadequate legal preparedness contributed to Flint Water Crisis

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A Nation’s Response to the School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

In the aftermath of the killing of 17 people and the injuring of 15 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Florida, the Trump administration has considered advocating for various gun control measures, including strengthening of the national background check system (NICS) and a ban on bump-stocks (devices that fully automate semi-automatic weapons). There are additional evidence-based gun control measures that have demonstrated efficacy in preventing gun deaths and injuries in several states.

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Fact Sheet: Legal Interventions to Increase Access to Naloxone in Indiana

Indiana has modified its law to increase access to the opioid overdose reversing medication naloxone by making the medication easier to access and encouraging individuals who obtain naloxone to summon emergency assistance in the event of an overdose. The law’s provisions, however, are less supportive of those activities than similar laws in many states.

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Health Justice in 2018

Food Insecurity is a Health Justice Issue

Q&A with Mathew Swinburne, Associate Director, The Network for Public Health Law — Eastern Region Office.

As we prepare for the 2018 Public Health Law Conference featuring sessions focused on health justice, Network attorneys reflect on their work and what health justice means to them.

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