Events & Announcements

Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics (JLME) ― Public Health Law Conference Supplemental Edition

In September 2016, hundreds of officials, policymakers, lawyers, practitioners and advocates in public health and other sectors from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. for the National Public Health Law Conference. Attendees gathered to learn how law and policy can be used to improve health equity and access to care; and to examine the opportunities for, and benefits of, cross-sector collaboration. The recently published symposium edition of JLME is dedicated to examining some of the critical topics discussed at the conference. All of the articles are now available for download

Symposium - School Nurses: Understanding Legal Strategies for Advancing a Culture of Health in Schools

Join the Network for Public Health Law, the National Association of School Nurses, and experts in the fields of public health, law, and education to explore important issues related to the role of school nursing in public health, including:

  • The role of school nurses in promoting child and adolescent health;
  • The legal framework for school nursing (e.g., ratio laws, professional requirements, Medicaid payment for school health services, FERPA);
  • Epidemiologic evidence of improved student health outcomes and decreased absenteeism;
  • Successful models of utilizing school nurses to improve access to care; and
  • The role of school nurses in addressing health equity.

The Symposium has already occurred. View the recordings of the presentations.

Emergency Legal Preparedness Summit

Join public health preparedness leaders, officials, and experts examining critical challenges in emergency legal preparedness and policy including federal social distancing powers, emergency use authorizations, SNS distributions, emergency vaccine development and access, and federal-state implications for the next emerging threat. The Emergency Legal Preparedness Summit will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

This event has already occurred. View the recordings of the presentations.

Leading Organizations Announce Ambitious Initiative to Strengthen Public Health Legal and Policy Infrastructure

The Network for Public Health Law, ChangeLab Solutions, the Public Health Law Center, and the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research partner on an ambitious initiative to strengthen the public health legal and policy infrastructure needed to build a Culture of Health. The initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and launched on October 1, 2016, tests an innovative new framework of Five Essential Public Health Law Services, applying it to three focus areas: early care and education (ECE) settings, preemption, and enforcement.