Public Health Law

Law is an important tool in public health practice. Public health law is an emerging discipline that combines elements from legal practice that are relevant to the work of health departments. Public health officials have many legal rights and responsibilities as they protect and promote the health of their communities. New partnerships between public health professionals and attorneys are emerging as they work jointly to balance individual rights and public responsibilities.

For more information on Public Health Law at NACCHO, please e-mail PHLaw@naccho.org.

Public Health Infrastructure

Planning for Unaccompanied Minors in Shelter Operations

This is a new brief that provides local health departments (LHDs) with facts on managing operations.

Public Health Infrastructure

Planning for Unaccompanied Minors in Shelter Operations

Public Health Infrastructure

What Local Health Departments Need to Know About Fracking

This is the first in a new suite of fracking resources NACCHO is developing for LHDs.

Public Health Infrastructure

What Local Health Departments Need to Know About Fracking

Public Health Infrastructure

NACCHO’s Public Health Law Workgroup

NACCHO's Public Health Law Workgroup aims to enhance local health officials' knowledge of the law.

Public Health Infrastructure

NACCHO’s Public Health Law Workgroup

There are no upcoming webinars at this time

The following is a listing of past public health law webinars hosted by NACCHO.  Links to recordings are posted, where available:

NACCHO works with the following organizations in the pursuit of building the capacity for public health law at the local level:

CDC Public Health Law Program

Partnership for Public Health Law

Network for Public Health Law

The following is a list of partner developed resources:

Public Health Preparedness Program

Geoffrey Mwaungulu, Jr.

Senior Program Analyst

202-507-4224 / gmwaungulu@naccho.org