Training and Educational Resources

The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) develops and shares a growing portfolio of courses and other learning materials in applied public health law. This section features selected learning resources for public health lawyers, public health practitioners, students, and others. Overview of PHLP Training Opportunities[PDF – 244 KB]

  • Public Health Law Academy
    Free, online training created to provide an understanding of the basics of our legal system and the use of law and policy for improving population health outcomes.
  • Public Health Law Competency Model: Version 1.0 [PDF – 459 KB]
    PHLP’s competency model provides a framework for the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of entry-level, supervisory, and executive-level public health practitioners in public health law. The model is for attorneys, public health practitioners, legal educators, and policy makers seeking a benchmark for satisfactory or exemplary public health law understanding and performance.
  • Public Health Competency Model for Attorneys [PDF – 309 KB]
    The Public Health Competency Model for Attorneys aims to specify the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities in public health that are fundamental to attorneys working in and representing public health agencies.
  • Public Health Law and Legal Epidemiology
    This Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds presentation provides an overview of public health law and legal epidemiology and is presented by staff from CDC’s Public Health Law Program.
  • Public Health Law 101
    Public Health Law 101 is a foundational course on public health law as a learning resource for public health practitioners, students, and others.
  • CDC Fellowship, Internships and Externships in Public Health Law
    Learn firsthand how law can be used as a tool to protect and promote the public’s health. Consider a fellowship, internship, or externship with CDC’s Public Health Law Program.
Emergency Preparedness

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