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.
Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. ET. The Medicaid program offers low-income children a comprehensive array of preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services, known as the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. This webinar will focus on the role that EPSDT can play in addressing children’s vision and hearing problems. View the playback.
Thursday, April 16 at 1 p.m. (ET). This webinar will introduce new research investigating the impact that local immigration lawas may have on access to public services and health care. Presenters will offer practical suggestions to help public health practitioners, health care providers and community workers address these barriers. View the Playback.
This webinar focuses on the judicial system’s role in a public health emergency, examining how a judge may approach quarantine and isolation hearings, and the subsequent issuing of orders in a public health emergency. View the playback.
Thursday, March 19 at 1 p.m. ET. Shared-use agreements can be a cost-effective way to open school property to community-based groups focused on increasing physical activity. This webinar will explore the nature of shared-use agreements and community use policies and their potential impact on communities. View the playback.
Thursday, March 5 at 1 p.m. ET. This webinar will consider the role of case law in public health and will provide an opportunity for participants to hear about recent litigation related to the Affordable Care Act, vaccination requirements, and other public health topics. View the playback.
Thursday, February 19 at 1 p.m. ET. This webinar examines the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and associated legal issues. Speakers will describe current vaccination recommendations, provide an overview of vaccination laws and exemptions, explore state temporary exclusion laws related to unvaccinated students, and highlight lessons learned by LA County in implementing legal disease control measures. View the playback.
Thursday, February 5 at 1 p.m. ET. This webinar will describe the U.S. judicial system’s impact on public health. Presenters will define and distinguish the essential functions of the state and federal court systems, and will describe the role of court watch programs in addressing public health issues.
Thursday, January 22 at 1 – 2:30 p.m. (ET). This webinar will explore civil commitment law through a public health lens, explaining why civil commitment is needed and where it comes from, the legal background and variations in civil commitment law and practice today, and the science and scientific challenges faced in practice. View the playback.
Thursday, December 11 at 3 p.m. ET. In this webinar, global health law leader Lawrence O. Gostin will discuss the international public health community’s response to the Ebola crisis, as well as vulnerabilities in the U.S., and examine the gaps and challenges currently existing in global preparedness and response systems. View the playback.