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Tribal Emergency Preparedness Law and Practice

posted on Thu, Sep 24 2015 12:00 am by The Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 1:00 EST - 2:15pm EST. View/download the slides.

Tribes have the inherent authority to undertake measures to prepare and manage public health emergencies in the manner most appropriate for their communities. Both Tribal law and federal law can impact emergency preparedness practice. This webinar offers a discussion on how law can impact Tribal emergency preparedness practice, including a discussion on the legal mechanisms for emergency declarations.


  • Aila Hoss, Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, CDC
  • Richard Flores, Director, Legislative Affairs and Tribal Relations, National Tribal Emergency Management Council
  • Rose Whitehair, Director, Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management


  • Gregory Sunshine, Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, CDC


This is the first in a three-part webinar series on Tribal health, co-sponsored by the CDC’s Public Health Law Program and the Network.