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Law as a Path to Health & Safety

This webinar is designed to help participants understand core concepts of public health law so that they can more effectively protect the public from intentional and unintentional injury – and avoid legal trouble. Speakers will provide fundamental principles of law and the legal system as they frame the practice of injury prevention in the United States. Additionally, the speakers will discuss potential legal and liability issues in injury prevention programming, and ways to effectively work with legal counsel.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Characterize CDC’s Public Health Law Program and describe the services offered;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key definitions and concepts framing the relationship between U.S. law and public health practice;
  • Describe the sources of law necessary for public health practice;
  • Describe how law can be used as a tool to advance injury prevention goals on the state and local levels; and
  • Identify circumstances that require accessing the services of legal counsel.

Featured speakers:

  • Matthew Penn, JD, Director, CDC/OSTLTS, Public Health Law Program
  • Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, Senior Public Health Analyst, CDC/OSTLTS, Public Health Law Program
  • Susan Hardman, Public Health Analyst, CDC/NCIPC, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
The webinar is moderated by Chris Jones, PhD, Health Scientist at CDC/NCIPC.

The recording and presentations from the webinar are below:


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