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Advanced Legal Epidemiology Methods – for Facilitators

Tools for Public Health Law Academy trainers

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This collection of tools supports anyone interested in teaching public health practitioners about legal epidemiology. These tools are part of the Public Health Law Academy (PHL Academy), which provides a deeper understanding of the use of law and policy to improve population health outcomes.

Start with our Advanced Legal Epidemiology Methods training, then download and tailor the following resources for your specific audience:

  • Facilitator’s Checklist
  • Facilitator’s Guide, which provides specific instructions on how to customize this training for your audience
  • Facilitator’s Script, which can be modified for your audience and speakers
  • Slide Presentation, which can be adapted to your unique training content

About This Training

For those ready to dive deeper into legal epidemiology, the third and final training in the Legal Epidemiology series combines the concepts from the first training, Introduction to Legal Epidemiology, and the second course, Introduction to Legal Mapping. Building on concepts from public health law research, this training walks through the process of how to use scientific methods to determine whether a law affects population health.

This course will introduce concepts that are more advanced than those covered in other Public Health Law Academy trainings. It is intended for people with a background or graduate degree in public health, psychology, economics, or a related field; researchers and practitioners with experience in quantitative or qualitative analysis; and other experts who have a background or work experience in statistical or evaluation methods.

Learning Objectives

Instructors can tailor these training materials to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Define the steps in planning an advanced legal epidemiology study
  • Develop logic models and understand socio-legal theories
  • Explain the advantages and limitations of various research designs
  • Apply advanced legal epidemiology methods to study the impact of law on health outcomes