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Webinars Public Health Advocacy and MessagingFive Essential Public Health Law Services (old)

Crafting Richer Public Health Messages: Messaging and the Five Essential Public Health Law Services


November 30, 2017 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. EST

The 2016 Five Essential Public Health Law Services framework reflects the key scientific, legal, and advocacy activities necessary to support the timely adoption and diffusion of effective public health legal and policy interventions. The services are not all purely legal, nor are they provided only by lawyers. Instead, researchers and scientists, government officials and practitioners, and business, community, faith, and other leaders may all be involved in any given activity. The Five Essential Public Health Law Services were developed from and based upon public health law success stories, like that of tobacco control.

In this webinar, the presenters will explain their research over the past year exploring how this framework can be employed to more successfully advance public health law initiatives, with specific focus on preemption, housing code enforcement, and early childhood care and education. Presenters will also discuss how the messaging used to advance public health laws, when crafted in a way that embraces the full range of intuitive moral values, may lead to broader community and political support for successfully developing, enacting and then enforcing new legal solutions.


  • Gene Matthews, Southeastern Region Director, Network for Public Health Law Southeastern Region Office


  • Scott Burris, Professor of Law & Public Health, Temple University
  • Doug Blanke, Executive Director, Public Health Law Center
  • Benjamin D. Winig, Vice President, Law & Policy, ChangeLab Solutions

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.