Public Health Law Academy
A partnership between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and ChangeLab Solutions that provides free resources and trainings to build the capacity of aspiring and practicing public health professionals at all levels of government.
Public Health Law Academy Overview
Understanding the connection between law and health outcomes

Law and policy are essential tools for protecting the health of the public and promoting health equity. Public health professionals need to have a clear understanding of our legal system and its role in improving overall population health. Yet many practitioners may not fully understand the extent to which law & policy affect health outcomes.

We are building a workforce of public health professionals who are equipped to advance health equity through community partnerships, research, and action on law and policy.

Our free resources and trainings

The Public Health Law Academy provides training, research, and teaching tools for anyone interested in learning more about public health law. Students and people new to public health law are encouraged to start in "Learn" for our foundational trainings, success stories, and field-based learning opportunities. Members of the public health workforce may want to start in "Practice" to see our advanced trainings and tools to deepen technical skillsets. Educators and trainers, start in "Teach" to see our research on public health legal education and training materials like curriculums, facilitators guides, presentation slides, and more. All resources can be browsed from "Explore." Don't forget to read "Our Vision" for more information about how we can all build the capacity of the public health workforce.

PHL Training Report
Preparing the next generation of public health practitioners

Did you know, out of 190 accredited US schools and programs of public health that offer an MPH degree, only 17% offer a course dedicated to public health law? Our assessment shares key findings and recommendations to better prepare the workforce.

Read our report
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This website was supported by Cooperative Agreements Number NU38OT000307 and NU38OT000141 awarded to ChangeLab Solutions and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the US Department of Health and Human Services.