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

Report: Legal Protections for Public Health Officials

The report highlights whether states and DC have criminal statutes to address individuals who impede public health officials’ duties with harassments.

Public Health Infrastructure

Report: Legal Protections for Public Health Officials

Public Health Infrastructure

Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority Report

This new report provides a brief history of public health authority and an overview of the forces seeking to limit public health authority.

Public Health Infrastructure

Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority Report

Public Health Infrastructure

Webinar: Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority:...

This webinar provides an overview of public health authority in protecting the health of communities, and examines laws aiming to limit this authority

Public Health Infrastructure

Webinar: Proposed Limits on Public Health Authority:...

Public Health Law & Policy

Geoffrey Mwaungulu, Jr.

Director for Public Health Law and Policy

JavaScript is required to reveal this message. / email hidden; JavaScript is required

Public Health Law & Policy

Alix Ware

Program Analyst

JavaScript is required to reveal this message. / email hidden; JavaScript is required

Back to Top