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Introduction to Legal Epidemiology – 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 Introduction to Legal Epidemiology 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

Why does the life expectancy in two neighboring counties differ? How does raising the minimum wage affect health? How do you assess the effectiveness of a newly adopted law aimed at preventing traumatic brain injury in youth?

Legal epidemiology can answer all of these questions.

The discipline of legal epidemiology provides a scientific approach to studying the impact and effectiveness of public health laws. Our Introduction to Legal Epidemiology training is intended for public health lawyers, policy analysts, epidemiologists, public health practitioners, researchers, and students.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain how law affects health
  • Define and describe basic legal epidemiology principles
  • Apply legal epidemiology in practice