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Exploring Competencies in Public Health for Attorneys: A Pilot Training
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) and ChangeLab Solutions invites local health department staff to attend a pilot training introducing concepts in public health law, including a discussion on the newly developed Public Health Competency Model for Attorneys (PHCMA) on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ET.

The law is essential to public health practice as it requires practitioners to consider the balance between individual rights and public responsibilities when making decisions. The intersection of law and public health practice is constantly evolving and requires public health professionals to adjust as new issues emerge; however, there are principles and concepts to guide practitioners through these matters.

Developed by the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with a multidisciplinary Expert Review Workgroup, the PHCMA aims to specify the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities in public health that are fundamental to attorneys working in and representing public health agencies.

This training offers an opportunity for health officials, lawyers, policy experts, and other professionals in health departments; faculty within academic public health and law programs; leaders in organizations supporting the public health workforce; and others to learn more about the PHCMA. We will provide an example of how the PHCMA can be applied in practice through equitable enforcement and addressing the root causes of health inequities. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on how the PHCMA may be enhanced to best meet the needs of the public health workforce.

Sep 22, 2021 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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