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Addressing Socioeconomic Barriers to Health Equity through Law: A Preview of the 2016 Public Health Law Conference

posted on Thu, Mar 24 2016 3:49 pm by Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, April 21 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (ET) View/download the slides.

Social and economic disadvantages create barriers to good health ― factors such as unsafe housing, exposure to toxic substances, and limited access to care can negatively impact the health of individuals and communities for generations. Laws and policies can contribute to barriers, but can also be used to advance health equity. In this webinar, panelists will discuss the conditions that led to Flint water crisis, explore issues in healthy and safe housing, and examine the connection between jails and mental health.

The webinar previews three sessions from the upcoming 2016 Public Health Law Conference.


Donna Levin, National Director, Network for Public Health Law 


  • Jennifer Bernstein, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law ― Mid-States Region Office
  • William Tilburg, Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law ― Eastern Region Office
  • Virginia Dario Elizondo, Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office


Some attendees 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.

This webinar co-sponsored by the American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME); the Network for Public Health Law, and Public Health Law Research.