The Network for Public Health Law provides insightful legal assistance, helpful resources and opportunities to build connections for local, tribal, state and federal officials; public health practitioners; attorneys; policy-makers; and advocates. Organizations and individuals committed to improving public health can join the Network.
In today’s “health in all policies” world, the success of public health initiatives is reliant on the laws used to create and implement policies. The Network for Public Health Law addresses a critical, unmet need in public health: Readily available technical assistance and resources for those who must grapple with the many legal complexities that exist in areas like health care reform, injury prevention, emergency preparedness, food safety, obesity prevention and others.
In 2012, there were a number of challenges and opportunities in public health, and the Network was at the forefront in working with state, local and tribal public health agencies, policy-makers, advocates and other partners on solutions and innovative approaches. Read our 2012 Annual Report to learn about the role the Network played in improving public health and advancing the field of public health law.
The Network is organized by regions in order to provide both local and national support. Learn more about the regions by clicking on the map.