Good Governance

Building health equity into governance

Laws and policies are powerful tools for making our communities healthier and more equitable. A good governance process is inclusive, transparent, and effective, and fosters a clear understanding of policy landscapes, local resources, and potential partnerships. Our resources explain the essentials of public health law and policy that can help create meaningful, lasting change in your community.

Get started with the resources we've highlighted below, and learn more about all of our areas of work.

A Blueprint for Changemakers
Blueprint for Health Equity
ChangeLab Solutions is proud to launch A Blueprint for Changemakers. This new resource presents legal strategies to help policymakers and communities improve health outcomes.
Response and recovery
COVID-19 Response & Recovery
Our blog series offers immediate policy solutions for communities and local governments that wish to protect underserved members of society and prioritize health equity in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Equity
Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series
In this virtual training series for government and community leaders, we explore how law and policy changes backed by community power can advance health equity.
PHLA Public Health Law Academy
Public Health Law Academy
The Public Health Law Academy, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides a deeper understanding of the use of law and policy to improve population health outcomes.
Preemption Collection
Preemption occurs when a higher level of government limits or eliminates the power of a lower level of government to regulate a specific issue. Learn how preemption affects public health.