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Act for Public Health: Assessing Legislation and Litigation Impacting Public Health Authority


January 26, 2023 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. EST

As communities continue to grapple with infectious diseases, including COVID-19, more than half of U.S. states have passed legislation that will undermine public health now and in the future. The ongoing backlash against public health authority significantly limits the ability of public health officials to do their jobs. Act for Public Health is a collaborative effort to protect the authority of public health agencies by providing law and policy research, analysis, expertise and support for public health agencies as they navigate laws or court decisions affecting their ability to protect their communities. Attend this webinar to learn about the work of Act for Public Health, including law and policy surveillance; tracking state legislation both limiting and strengthening public health authority and emergency response; and litigation challenging public health legal authority.

By attending this webinar, you will: 

  • Learn about attempts to limit public health authority, as well as state efforts to strengthen public health authority 
  • Understand how courts are addressing challenges to the exercise of public health authority
  • Identify what to watch for in the 2023 legislative session regarding public health authority and infrastructure
  • Learn how enacted and proposed laws will impact health equity, either positively or negatively


  • Sabrina Adler, J.D., Vice President of Law, ChangeLab Solutions


  • Katie Moran-McCabe, J.D., Lead Law and Policy Analyst, Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Elizabeth Platt, J.D., Director of Research and Operations, Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Jill Krueger, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law-Northern Region Office
  • Wendy Parmet, J.D., Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.