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Public Health Law Conference Webinar Series: Homelessness and the Public’s Health - State and Local Legal Responses

posted on Fri, Aug 26 2016 2:30 pm by The Network

Friday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET.

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This special series features live webcasts of three sessions from the 2016 Public Health Law Conference.

This session will address homelessness from the public health perspective and related law, policy and advocacy options, and solutions nationally. After framing the public health issues underlying homelessness for affected individuals and the community, the panel will introduce and discuss legal and policy approaches, as well as their related barriers (e.g., constitutional, regulatory). Highlighted topics include specific responses related to criminalization, housing availability and emergency declarations. Through interactive discussions with attendees, the panelists will impart their guidance on the role of law and advocacy to ameliorate the public health implications of homelessness.


  • James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., Director, Network for Public Health Law -- Western Region and Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Barbara DiPietro, Ph.D., Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Baltimore, MD
  • Amy E. Horton-Newell, J.D., Director, Commission on Homelessness & Poverty and Coordinating Committee on Veterans Benefits & Services, American Bar Association


The Network is not able to provide or apply for CLE credits for attendees of these webinars, but can provide documentation for attendees who wish to apply for CLEs on their own. Contact Jackie Rose to request documentation.

Other webinars in this series: