Webinar Series Archive

Executive Decision Making and Liability for Public Health Officials

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.

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Webinar Series: Crafting Richer Public Health Messages — Gaining Broad Policy Support in Politically Polarized Times

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.

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Global Public Health Crises of the 21st Century: Achieving Global Health with Justice

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. 

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Health Information Data Sharing: HIPAA Facts and Fallacies

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.

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Legal Interventions to Reduce Opioid Overdose Mortality

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.

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Congressional Action on Health Care and the Restructuring of Medicaid

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.

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Housing as a Social Determinant of Health: Regulations and their Impact

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.

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The Built Environment as a Social Determinant of Health: The Role of Laws and Policies

Thursday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) - This webinar will explore the built environment ― the places where we live, work, play and learn ― and how its regulations can have an effect on health. View the playback.

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Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health

Thursday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will discuss how transportation policy, and accompanying legislative interventions, can impact public health. View the playback.

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Expanding Contraceptive Access: Developing and Implementing State-based Approaches

Thursday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Reproductive health services--including ensuring access to contraceptives--are critical to safeguarding and promoting public health. This webinar will focus on the critical role of state health departments in shaping, advocating for, and implementing unique policies and programs to expand contraceptive access to their residents. View the playback.

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