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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Legal Issues and the Challenges
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST  |  December 10

As the nation awaits the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, local and state health officials are making plans to distribute the vaccine. This webinar will examine legal issues arising from devising equitable and efficient COVID-19 vaccine allocation plans. View Page →

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ACA Under Threat: The Potential Impacts of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

WebinarsHealth ReformPublic Health Statutes and Regulatory Information

June 26, 2019
by Sarah Somers

What would happen to the health of millions of Americans if the Affordable Care Act were to go away? How would some of the most vulnerable populations and those on Medicaid be affected? In this webinar, experts on the ACA will consider the upcoming 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on the constitutionality of the ACA and the impacts were it to be repealed.

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Advancing the Community Health Worker Workforce through Law and Policy

WebinarsCommunity Health Needs Assessments

June 20, 2019
by Colleen Healy Boufides

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.

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Measles Outbreak: Public Health Authority, New York City’s Immunization Mandate, and the Current Legislative Landscape

WebinarsEmergency Legal Preparedness and Response

June 4, 2019
by Donna Levin

The U.S. is experiencing its highest number of measles cases in 25 years and researchers anticipate additional outbreaks, with Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami listed among the cities at high risk. Cities and states across the U.S. have been challenged by efforts to contain the spread of this highly contagious disease. Some states have moved to prohibit all vaccine exemptions while other are considering it. Other jurisdictions have felt the need to take more urgent actions, including New York City, which declared a state of emergency and ordered mandatory vaccination.

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Data Sharing Strategies to Advance Health Equity

WebinarsHealth Information and Data SharingDe-identification of Data

May 16, 2019
by Jennifer Bernstein and Sallie Milam

Join us for a discussion of how a modern information infrastructure, built with health and non-health data that are locally relevant, is critical to both public health and its community partners to increase health equity. We will examine how public health may more widely use de-identification to make more timely, reliable, sub-county and actionable data available. This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the benefits of utilizing de-identified data and the mechanics of disclosing it.

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Immigrant Health: The Role and Impact of Medicaid, HIPAA, and the Public Charge Doctrine

WebinarsMedicaidHealth Information and Data Sharing

April 25, 2019
by Kerri McGowan Lowrey

The high cost of health care and the increasing decline in health insurance coverage are a concern for all people living in America. But for immigrants, who have extremely low rates of insurance coverage compared to U.S.-born populations, the situation is even more precarious. Low incomes, lack of insurance, concern over immigration enforcement, and other barriers pose serious threats to immigrant health. That, in turn, poses a risk to the broader public health. Federal and state laws impact immigrants’ access to care and, therefore, public health. Attend this webinar to examine a few of the laws and policies that create barriers to immigrants’ access to care.

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Tackling Tough Public Health Problems through Cross-Sector Data Collaborations

WebinarsHealth Information and Data SharingMechanisms for Advancing Public Health

February 28, 2019
by Jennifer Bernstein

Join us for an examination of how cross-sector data sharing initiatives are being used to tackle tough public health problems. The webinar will provide an in-depth look at a cross-sector collaboration in Illinois between public health, law enforcement, emergency medical services, a fire department and a jail aimed at addressing the needs of high utilizers of behavioral health services.

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Key Public Health Initiatives: A Year in Review

WebinarsHealth ReformFood Safety and SecurityInjury Prevention and SafetySubstance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction

December 13, 2018
by Brooke Torton, Kathleen Hoke, Kerri McGowan Lowrey and Mathew R. Swinburne

Among the most pressing public health issues of 2018, access to healthcare, electronic nicotine delivery systems, injury prevention, and food insecurity saw significant legislation and policy impacts. In this webinar, subject matter experts will recap how four important public health initiatives—expansion of scope of practice; regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems; traumatic brain injury prevention; and food insecurity and SNAP—were impacted in 2018.

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