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Preventing Injury through Law and Policy: At Home, at School, at Play

posted on Thu, Sep 22 2016 3:08 pm by The Network

Thursday, September 29 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET. View webinar slides. (PDF)

In collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center and the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Network for Public Health Law is pleased to present this webinar for public health professionals seeking the most up-to-date information about three different injury prevention issues — house fires, sports concussion, and anaphylaxis — and prevention strategies focusing on law and policy.


  • Shannon Frattaroli, Ph.D., M.P.H. -- house fires and the role of laws mandating sprinkler systems for new properties.
  • Kerri Lowery, J.D., M.P.H. -- overview of state legislation passed to address the problem of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia including changes that have been made to these laws in response to lessons learned during implementation.
  • Mathew Swinburne, J.D. -- explaining the risks associated with anaphylaxis from adverse drug reactions, insect bites, and food allergies among other triggers, and describing the array of state laws that increase access to epinephrine auto-injectors in schools and other public places.