Trainings

Trainings

Practical Law for Public Health Officials

URL 1: http://www.nwcphp.org/training/opportunities/online-courses/practical-law-for-public-health-officials

Date Developed: 2011. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Jeffrey Killip, JD, MPH and Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation

Do you know how the law contributed to motor vehicle safety, vaccination, or safer workplaces? Law reform or litigation has played a part in most of the greatest public health achievements in the 20th century. As public health professionals and leaders, understanding public health law and how to use it is essential to protecting the public’s health. In this module, you will learn how to assess when to involve legal counsel, how to get effective legal advice, and what laws will affect your decision-making ability when facing public health threats. By the end, you will be able to use core concepts of public health law to more effectively protect the public’s health while avoiding legal trouble.

Learning Objectives

• Recognize legal issues.

• Formulate legal questions.

• Implement effective strategies for working with legal counsel.

• Describe key principles of public health law.

• Identify key public health laws that govern leadership’s responsibilities, authority, and limitations.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.