The Public Health Law Webinar Series is focused on providing the public health community with practical knowledge on emerging topics. The series is sponsored by American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics; Network for Public Health Law; and Public Health Law Research Program.
The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world because so much of our focus is on doctors and medicine, and what to do after we get sick. What if, instead, we focused on the factors that determine our ability to live healthy lives: the social, economic and environmental conditions around us? In his keynote address, Dr. Galea will discuss how we can take a leadership role in confronting and influencing the social, political and economic factors that affect the health of our communities.
September 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will preview two important pre-conference workshops designed to empower public health professionals in understanding and analyzing the connection between law and health outcomes. The presenters will discuss the tools and resources their workshops will provide to assist in building the capacity of public health professionals to understand and use law as a public health tool. View the playback.
August 29, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST. Many municipalities in the U.S. have enacted nuisance property ordinances, which can have harmful effects on victims of domestic violence. Attend this webinar to learn about the impact of housing law on domestic violence survivors, hear from speakers with experience advocating for the housing rights of domestic violence survivors, and obtain tools and strategies that can be used to provide legal protections for victims. View the playback.
July 26, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST. Social and economic disadvantages create barriers to good health. Laws and policies can contribute to barriers, but can also be used to advance health equity. This webinar previews three sessions from the upcoming 2018 Public Health Law Conference. Panelists will discuss how telehealth can be employed to increase access to health care in underserved communities, how medical-legal partnerships can help address socioeconomic factors impacting health, and efforts at the State level to promote and strengthen benefits for children that are guaranteed by Medicaid. View the playback.