2021 Virtual Public Health Law Conference
September 20–23, 2021
Organized by the Network for Public Health Law and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
ChangeLab Solutions staff will be presenting at seven sessions of the Public Health Law Conference, covering topics from preemption to evictions. The theme of this year's conference is Building and Supporting Healthy Communities for All.
Here's a list of our sessions:
- Racism as a Public Health Crisis — From Declaration to Action on Monday 9/20 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET (pre-conference session)
- Preemption, Public Health and Health Equity: A Proposed Framework and Research Agenda on Tuesday 9/21 at 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm ET
- Addressing Disrupters to Health and Education Outcomes: Multi-Disciplinary Interventions to Advance Health Equity on Wednesday 9/22 at 7:30 am PT / 10:30 am ET
- Understanding Evictions and the Impact on Public Health and Policy Development in the United States on Wednesday 9/22 at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET
- The Power of Community-Based Organizations: A Roundtable on Equitable Recovery and Racial Justice on Wednesday 9/22 at 3:00 pm PT / 6:00 pm ET
- Health and Safety Warnings and the First Amendment on Thursday 9/23, 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET
- Town Hall: Assault on Public Health Authority to Act for the Collective Good: Confronting the Danger on Thursday 9/23 at 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm ET
We hope to see you there!
Exploring Competencies in Public Health for Attorneys: A Pilot Training
Wednesday, September 22, 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET
Hosted by NACCHO and ChangeLab Solutions
Understanding public health, its connections to the law, and concepts like equitable enforcement is critical to the practice of public health law and the work of health departments as they respond to ongoing and emerging issues. To that end, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and ChangeLab Solutions invite health department staff to attend a pilot training that introduces essential concepts in public health law. The webinar will discuss the newly developed Public Health Competency Model for Attorneys (PHCMA) and use equitable enforcement principles to illustrate the practical application of the PHCMA competencies.
ChangeLab Solutions senior attorney Maya Hazarika Watts will present with 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 the CDC.