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What We Do

As knowledgeable, trained issue-spotters, we help organizations and individuals identify legal and policy solutions that will advance their objectives as well as those that could impede their efforts. We help them understand regulations, access laws, develop policy and make sound, evidence-based decisions in order to significantly and positively impact the health of their communities.

Research and Analysis

The research reports, briefs, articles, toolkits, surveys and other resources we produce serve as valuable guides and applied tools for how to leverage laws and policies to advance health and health equity.

Strategic Consultation and Guidance

From disseminating best practices to designing action plans, the guidance we provide helps those working in public health and other sectors move forward with confidence to advance their initiatives. 

Knowledge Building and Training

Our conferences and meetings, webinars, trainings, workshops and presentations build the capacity of those working in public health and other sectors to better understand, know and use law and policy to drive change in their communities.  

Want our help?

The Network provides legal technical assistance on public health issues designed to improve population health. The Network does not provide legal advice to or represent individuals or entities, and cannot provide technical assistance related to a particular individual’s legal circumstances/case or health needs.

Eastern Region Office

The Eastern Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»     Injury Prevention and Safety
»     Environmental Public Health
»     Food Safety

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    Kathleen Hoke
    Region Director

    Eastern Region Office

    Mathew R. Swinburne
    Associate Director

    Eastern Region Office

    Kerri McGowan Lowrey
    Deputy Director

    Eastern Region Office

    Brooke Torton
    Sr. Staff Attorney

    Eastern Region Office

    Megan Griest
    Chief of Staff

    Eastern Region Office


Mid-States Region Office

The Mid-States Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»     Health Information Data Sharing
»     Public Health Statutes and Regulatory Information

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    Denise Chrysler
    Region Co-Director

    Mid-States Region Office

    Peter D. Jacobson
    Region Co-Director

    Mid-States Region Office

    Jennifer Bernstein
    Deputy Director

    Mid-States Region Office

    Colleen Healy Boufides
    Deputy Director

    Mid-States Region Office

    Sallie Milam
    Deputy Director

    Mid-States Region Office

    Carrie Waggoner
    Senior Attorney

    Mid-States Region Office


Northern Region Office

The Northern Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»     Mental Health and Well-Being
»     Rural Health Equity
»     Climate Resilience

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    Jill Krueger
    Region Director

    Northern Region Office

    Betsy Lawton
    Sr. Staff Attorney

    Northern Region Office

    April Shaw
    Staff Attorney

    Northern Region Office

    Madeline Kim
    Public Health Associate

    National Office/Northern Region Office


Southeastern Region Office

The Southeastern Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»     Drug Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction
»     Health Reform
»     Maternal and Child Health
»     Public Health Agency Structure, Organization and Accreditation
»     Messaging

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    Gene Matthews
    Region Director

    Southeastern Region Office

    Corey Davis
    Deputy Director

    Director, Harm Reduction Legal Project

    Dawn Hunter
    Deputy Director

    Southeastern Region Office

    Sarah Somers
    Managing Attorney

    Southeastern Region Office

    Jane Perkins
    Sr. Attorney

    Southeastern Region Office

    Amy Lieberman
    Sr. Attorney

    Southeastern Region Office; Harm Reduction Legal Project


Western Region Office

The Western Region leads the legal technical assistance and research efforts for:
»     Emergency Legal Preparedness and Response
»     Immunization

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    James G. Hodge, Jr.
    Region Director/Principal Investigator

    Western Region Office

    Leila Barraza
    Senior Consultant

    Western Region Office

    Sarah Wetter
    Senior Consultant

    Western Region Office

    Jennifer Piatt
    Senior Attorney

    Western Region Office