As communities continue to grapple with infectious diseases, including COVID-19, more than half of U.S. states have passed legislation that will undermine public health now and in the future. The ongoing backlash against public health authority significantly limits the ability of public health officials to do their jobs.
Act for Public Health is a collaborative effort to protect the authority of public health agencies by providing law and policy research, analysis, expertise and support for public health agencies as they navigate laws or court decisions affecting their ability to protect their communities.
This webinar will discuss the work of Act for Public Health, including law and policy surveillance; tracking state legislation both limiting and strengthening public health authority and emergency response; and litigation challenging public health legal authority.
- Sabrina Adler, J.D., Vice President of Law, ChangeLab Solutions
- Katie Moran-McCabe, J.D., Lead Law and Policy Analyst, Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Elizabeth Platt, J.D., Director of Research and Operations, Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Jill Krueger, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law-Northern Region Office
- Wendy Parmet, J.D., Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law
This event is hosted by the Act for Public Health initiative, which includes the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University's Beasley School of Law along with the American Public Health Association, Public Health Law Watch at Northeastern University School of Law, the Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, ChangeLab Solutions, and the Network for Public Health Law.