Conferences, webinars, trainings & more

School Discipline Policies to Support Children’s Mental Health & Well-Being

Monday, July 15, 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET

Hosted by ChangeLab Solutions

All children thrive in educational environments that value who they are and nurture their unique talents and perspectives. Many factors affect the school environment, including disciplinary practices. Join us for the final webinar in our series Meeting the Challenge: Evidence-Based Policies to Support Children's Mental Health & Well-Being, as panelists explore the connection between school discipline policies and children’s mental health, sharing evidence-based policy options that can support kids in schools.


  • Lara Robinson, behavioral scientist, Applied Research and Evaluation Team, Division of Human Development and Disability, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (welcoming remarks)
  • Paige Joki, staff attorney, Education Law Center
  • Jessica Breslin, senior attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Thalia González, professor of law; Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair; co-director, Center for Racial and Economic Justice, University of California Law, San Francisco
  • Ben Cairns, vice president and campus dean, Colorado Mountain College Leadville & Salida
  • Cesar De La Vega, senior policy analyst, ChangeLab Solutions (moderator)

Register here. 


July 23–26, Detroit, MI

Hosted by the National Association of County & City Health Officials

Are you attending NACCHO360? We’re excited to join the conference in Detroit and connect with colleagues from across the United States to explore this year’s theme — how partnerships, collaboration, and innovation are improving public health outcomes.

On July 23–26, ChangeLab Solutions staff members will share their expertise on topics that range from public health law education to advancing equity through law and policy innovation.

See our schedule below, and come by Booth #331 to connect with us!

Uprooting Inequities: Opportunities for Law and Policy Innovation

Tuesday, 7/23, 9:30–11:30am ET

  • Christine Camilleri, senior planner
  • Cesar De La Vega, senior policy analyst
  • Heather Wong, attorney

Our laws and legal system continue to play an integral role in creating, perpetuating, and exacerbating racial health inequities. This interactive session will explore concrete tools and action steps that local health officials can use to advance equity- and community-centered law and policy change.

Finding and Reading the Law: Tools for Local Health Officials

Tuesday, 7/23, 9:30–11:30am ET

  • Jami Crespo, senior attorney
  • Katie Hannon Michel, senior attorney
  • Vince Young, attorney

Basic legal research supports all phases of policy development identified in the 10 Essential Public Health Services. Participants in this interactive workshop will increase their ability to navigate legal research sources and find, read, and analyze the wide range of laws and policies that affect public health. Please bring your laptop for hands-on activities, if possible.

Public Health Law Education

Wednesday, 7/24, 5:00–6:00pm ET

  • Nessia Berner Wong, senior policy analyst
  • Tyra Satchell, policy analyst

This session will discuss the importance of public health law training in preparing the next generation of the public health workforce and lead participants through introductory public health law concepts that are critical for public health practitioners.

Act for Public Health: A New Framework for Legislation and Litigation Impacting Public Health Authority

Thursday, 7/25, 5:00–6:00pm ET

  • Sarah de Guia, chief executive officer

Since 2020, there have been many attempts to alter public health powers in legislatures and the courts. Join representatives of Act for Public Health to learn about the changes to public health authority and help us refine a public health legal framework for protecting the public's health and advancing equity.