Events & Announcements

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.

For those unable to attend in-person, webcasting will be available.

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 will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

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.