Overview of Trainings

The Public Health Law Academy offers three types of courses: Introduction to Public Health Law, Hot Topics in Public Health Law, and Legal Epidemiology Overview.

Introduction to Public Health Law

This group of courses explore the integral role that the law plays in the everyday practice of public health. It covers core public health law concepts that all public health practitioners need to know. Topics include:

Hot Topics in Public Health Law

Public health law is constantly evolving in response to public health emergencies like natural disasters, the opioid epidemic, and healthcare shortages. When these events occur, understanding the law is critical for any effective public health response. Current topics include: 

Legal Epidemiology Overview

Legal epidemiology is the scientific study of law as a factor in the cause, distribution, and prevention of disease and injury in a population. Our legal epidemiology trainings are for public health practitioners interested in studying the connection between laws and public health. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Legal Epidemiology (Fall 2017)
  • Legal Mapping (Fall 2017)
  • Evaluation (Winter 2018)

And more coming soon!