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Specialty Courts to Improve Public Health Outcomes

posted on Thu, Nov 21 2013 12:00 am by The Network for Public Health Law

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1 - 2 p.m. (ET).  

Specialty courts can be a cost-effective, efficient way of addressing public health problems because they focus on a specific area of law. This webinar presents evaluations of family courts in North Carolina, a drug treatment court in Wilmington, Delaware, and the Philadelphia Lead Court. The presenters will share their research, as well as some lessons learned from the establishment of these courts and their operation. Webinar attendees will learn how specialty courts have been used to address a set of diverse public health needs, and how they could be adopted in other municipalities.


  • Carla Campbell, M.D., M.S., Associate Teaching Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health
  • Lindsey Eldred, J.D., Research Associate, Department of Economics, Duke University
  • David Festinger, Ph.D., Director of Law and Ethics and Senior Scientist, Treatment Research Institute
  • Beth Gifford, Ph.D., Research Scientist and Director of Program Evaluation Services, Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy