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Local Health Policy 101: Understanding Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations

April 19, 2018


Attend this webinar, co-sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH), to learn about public health legal and policy innovations in small-town and medium-sized communities, as well as in the nation’s largest cities, to address issues such as child poverty, tobacco control, environmental health and mental health.

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of a local board of health, health department, city/ county government, and legal counsel with regard to reviewing and updating public health laws.
  • Explain the difference between advisory authority and policy-making authority, and how differing authority might make a resolution, proclamation, or ordinance an appropriate legal tool.
  • List resources for researching local public health laws and policies.
  • Identify examples of legal and policy innovations in the areas of child poverty, healthy eating, active living, tobacco control, environmental health, and mental health in rural, suburban, and urban communities.


  • Julie Lederhaus, Director of Education, National Association of Local Boards of Health


  • Jill Krueger, JD, Northern Region Director, The Network for Public Health Law – Northern 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.