The Public Health Law Webinar Series is a monthly series 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.
Playback and presentations are available for these past webinars:
May 15, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST. In 2014, while under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River. As a result, lead from the aging service lines to homes leached into the drinking water and poisoned thousands of Flint residents. A team of Network attorneys recently published an analysis examining legal aspects of the Flint water crisis. In this webinar, two of the report’s authors will explore the complex legal arrangements at the heart of the crisis and review recommended changes to the relevant laws and their implementation. Then, a health disparities researcher and an activist and community organizer, both based in Flint, will jointly present a community-level response to the crisis. View the playback.
April 19, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST Attend this webinar, co-sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH), to learn about public health legal and policy innovations in small-town and medium-sized communities, as well as in the nation's largest cities, to address issues such as child poverty, tobacco control, environmental health and mental health. View the playback.
February 22, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST. The federal Medicaid agency has approved an 1115 waiver that will enable Kentucky to require many Medicaid beneficiaries to work in order to receive coverage. The approval also imposes premiums on very low income people and introduces other eligibility requirements that previous Administrations have refused. Advocates quickly sued, arguing that the approval violates federal law. View the playback.
January 25, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST. Public health officials have great discretion in carrying out their responsibilities to protect health. However, this discretion can be legally challenged by individuals, organizations, and government. This webinar, co-sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and the Partnership for Public Health Law, will include a discussion of the discretionary authority public health officials have in carrying out their duties, situations where use of discretion may be legally challenged, and factors the law requires to show proof of an abuse of discretion. View the playback.
Designed for public health practitioners, lawyers, researchers and scientists, government and healthcare officials, and business and community leaders, this three-part webinar series will explore the interdisciplinary messaging teamwork necessary to fashion legal and policy interventions in these politically polarized times. Using concepts and frameworks adapted from both Moral Foundations Theory and the Five Essential Public Health Law Services, the presenters will describe fresh approaches and practical examples for convincing lawmakers and the public to adopt new policies during these challenging times. View the playbacks.
Tuesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. ET. In this live webcast, Professor Lawrence Gostin will provide an overview of contemporary issues in global public health law including global public health crises of the 21st century, drawing on a framework for achieving global health with justice. View the playback.
Wednesday, August 30 at 1 p.m. ET. This webinar will equip public health practitioners with HIPAA basics, terminology, myth busters and strategies to maximize access to and increase the exchange of health information while maintaining the public’s trust. View the playback.
Thursday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide an overview of what states are currently doing to address the epidemic, along with a discussion of those laws and policies that might better equip them to confront this growing public health crisis. View the playback.
Thursday, June 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET) Join us for the latest updates on the efforts in Congress and what could to happen to the ACA and Medicaid. View the recording.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will discuss how housing laws and regulations impact health outcomes, and how housing related legal approaches act as determinants of health. Speakers will discuss the role of law in ensuring the availability and access to affordable, healthy housing, and highlight specific state and federal regulations aimed at achieving that goal. View the playback.
Additional archived webinars can be found here.