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.
January 14, 2020, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST. When health care providers, public health and others create, use and share data, governance is required to ensure that trust is maintained and interoperability risks are appropriately managed. This webinar will highlight how governance is achieved by providing coordination and oversight through a policy framework, a decision-making body and trust agreement, and will include real world examples of governance in action.
December 11, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST. Although government agencies, nonprofit organizations, clinicians, and advocates have made great strides in reducing harm from substance use, they are often hindered by laws and policies that reflect an outdated, punitive-focused approach to drugs and individuals who use them. Attend this webinar to learn about jail diversion and access to treatment, legal aid, naloxone distribution, and other critical programs and policies to help people with substance use disorder. Continuing legal education credits will be offered with this webinar.
October 30, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST. Improving health equity is a goal shared by public health, health care, and public interest legal practitioners. The medical-legal partnership (MLP) approach, which incorporates lawyers into holistic health teams to address health-harming legal needs, provides an excellent model for cross-sectoral collaboration to improve health. Attend this webinar to hear from two MLP teams who, supported by the BUILD Health Challenge, joined forces with local health department partners to strengthen community health. View the playback.
June 20, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST. Community health workers (CHWs) are key members of both health care teams and the public health workforce and, with their close understanding of the communities they serve, are uniquely suited to help address root causes of poor health. As the CHW workforce grows, continuously evolving state laws and policies have the potential to improve public understanding of the CHW role and facilitate sustainable financing for CHWs. View the playback.