Webinar Series

Hearing and Vision Services for Children: Efforts to Ensure Broad Implementation through Medicaid

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.

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Local Immigration Laws and their Impact on Hispanic/Latino Health

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.

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When Public Health Goes to Court: The Court and Public Health Emergencies

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.

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Shared-Use Agreements to Support Public Health: Evidence-Based Best Practices and Lessons from the Field

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.

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Student Network Career Webinar: My First Year as a Public Health Lawyer - Lessons Learned

Friday, March 27 at 3 p.m. ET. This Student Network career webinar featured three new public health lawyers who discussed their first year in the field. View the playbackDownload the slides.

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When Public Health Goes to Court: Current Public Health Court Cases

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.

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The 2015 Measles Outbreak: Exploring the Role of Public Health Law

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.

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When Public Health Goes to Court: Judicial Structure and Functions

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. 

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Civil Commitment Laws and Population Health

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

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The Ebola Crisis and Global Health Law

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.

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