Public health law : a tool to address emerging health concerns
Published Date:December 13, 2016
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Associate Director for Communication. ; Public Health Law Program (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)) ;
Series:Public health grand rounds ; 2016 December 13
Description:Public Health Law in the Twenty-first Century [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Montrece McNeill Ransom, p. 2-30] -- Using Law to Improve Public Health Practice [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Kim Smith-Whitley, p. 31-51] -- Developing and Implementing Local Laws that Enhance Community Health: a Case Study and Model for Public Health 3.0 [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Karen DeSalvo, p. 52-81].
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST
Law is a critical tool for protecting and promoting the health of the public. Some of history's greatest public health successes, such as childhood immunization and safer workplaces, would not have been possible without changes to laws and policies. But public health law also involves evaluating laws, even ones not traditionally seen as health related, and exploring their impact on individuals and communities. Such analyses provide evidence that policymakers can use to inform future lawmaking.
Increased understanding of the influence of social determinants on health has brought about innovative policy approaches including Health in All Policies. Public health law is an integral part of these initiatives and seeks to contribute to the advancement and promotion of health for all.
In this session of Public Health Grand Rounds, we celebrate the 15th anniversary of CDC's Public Health Law Program. Speakers will provide an overview of public health law, describe how it is an essential component of contemporary public health practice, and discuss the emergence of modern concepts of public health law, including legal epidemiology.
Presented by: Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, Team Lead, Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development, Public Health Law Program, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC ["Public Health Law in the Twenty-first Century"]; Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS, Director, Public Health Law Program, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC ["Using Law to Improve Public Health Practice"]; Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ["Developing and Implementing Local Laws that Enhance Community Health"].
Facilitated by: John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds.
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