Competencies in Public Health for Attorneys

NACCHO and ChangeLab Solutions present a pilot training

What public health competencies do lawyers working with health departments need over the course of their career?  

How can pursuing equitable enforcement help lawyers fulfill those competencies?  

For an introduction to these topics, including the newly developed Public Health Competency Model for Attorneys (PHCMA), we invite you to watch Exploring Competencies in Public Health for Attorneys: A Pilot Training, a webinar hosted by ChangeLab Solutions and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). 

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, ChangeLab Solutions senior attorney Maya Hazarika Watts joined Geoffrey Mwaungulu, director of public health law and policy at NACCHO; Matthew Penn, director of the Public Health Law Program of the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and Don Benken, deputy director of the Public Health Law Program in the CSTLTS at CDC, for an in-depth discussion on emerging principles and concepts in public health law. 

This training is for health officials, lawyers, policy experts, and leaders in organizations supporting the public health workforce. The webinar will discuss equitable enforcement as an example of how the PHCMA competencies can address the root causes of health inequities. 

Watch a recording of the training