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What Types of Laws Can Governmental Agencies Enact and Enforce?

A Public Health Law Academy video short

Good Governance

What is the difference is between a law and a regulation, and why does the distinction matter to public health practitioners? Because laws play a foundational role in shaping health outcomes, it is important to understand that laws can take many forms.

What Types of Laws Can Governmental Agencies Enact and Enforce? is a short video explaining the types of laws that different branches of government can create, enact, and enforce. The video also touches on how executive orders, judicial decisions, and administrative law decisions can affect public health.

This video includes material from the Public Health Law Academy's full-length training Structure of Government: Exploring the Fabric and Framework of Public Health Powers. The video is intended for public health practitioners who want a quick, high-level introduction to the different types of laws that affect public health. It can also be used by trainers or faculty who want to introduce these concepts in a classroom or a training workshop.

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