Conferences, webinars, trainings, and more

Moving Policy to Action: Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

Thursday, August 11, 10am PT / 1pm ET

Hosted by The BUILD Health Challenge

Localities and states across the country have declared racism a public health crisis, but what happens after communities take that first step toward changing local policies and systems that underlie racial inequities?

Join The BUILD Health Challenge and ChangeLab Solutions for Moving Policy to Action: Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis, a one-hour webinar. Sara Bartel and Cesar De La Vega of ChangeLab Solutions will join Dawn Hunter from the Network for Public Health Law; Briana Stone from the American Public Health Association; Andy Wessel from the Douglas County Health Department in Omaha, Nebraska; and Crystal Lewis and Ruqaiijah Yearby from the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity. The speakers will discuss these declarations and explore how communities can take meaningful action to support racial equity.

Register here.


Public Health Law Practitioners Convening

August 17–19 | Chicago

Hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Join us for a practice-focused convening where both new and experienced practitioners can learn legal and policy skills to advance public health. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. See our list of presentations by ChangeLab Solutions staff below, and stop by our table at the event, where we'll be showcasing the Public Health Law Academy.

Ready, Set, Practice: Leveraging Legal Epidemiology to Promote Health Equity on Wednesday, 8/17, at 1:15pm

  • Katie Hannon Michel, senior attorney

Equitable Policy Development on Wednesday, 8/17, at 3pm

  • Cesar De La Vega, senior policy analyst
  • Nessia Berner Wong, senior policy analyst

Plenary: Belonging in Public Health: How the Law and Equity Can Collaborate to Improve Public Health Practice on Thursday, 8/18, at 9am

  • Sarah de Guia, chief executive officer

Administrative Law and Equitable Enforcement on Thursday, 8/18, at 10:45am

  • Maya Hazarika Watts, managing director
  • Katie Hannon Michel, senior attorney
  • Jessica Breslin, senior attorney

Trends and Talking Points on Shifts in Public Health Authority on Thursday, 8/18, at 1:45pm

  • Sabrina Adler, vice president of law

The 14th Amendment and Public Health Practice on Friday, 8/19, at 2:15pm 

  • Cesar De La Vega, senior policy analyst

Register now.