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Addressing Socioeconomic Barriers to Health Equity Through Law: A Preview of the 2018 Public Health Law Conference

July 26, 2018


Social and economic disadvantages create barriers to good health. Laws and policies can contribute to barriers, but can also be used to advance health equity. This webinar previews three sessions from the upcoming 2018 Public Health Law Conference. Panelists will discuss how telehealth can be employed to increase access to health care in underserved communities, how medical-legal partnerships can help address socioeconomic factors impacting health, and efforts at the State level to promote and strengthen benefits for children that are guaranteed by Medicaid.


  • Mellissa Sager, Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law ― Eastern Region Office


  • Russell McCord, ORISE Public Health Law Fellow, Child Development Studies & Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Colleen Healy Boufides, Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law ― Mid-States Region Office
  • Sarah Somers, Managing Attorney, Network for Public Health Law ― Southeastern Region Office

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.