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.
- 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 1.0pdf icon[PDF – 459KB]
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 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 Internships and Externships in Public Health Law
Learn how law can be used as a tool to protect and promote the public’s health by serving as a CDC Intern or Extern in public health law.
- Legal Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies: A Model for Minimum Competencies for Mid-Tier Public Health Professionalspdf icon[PDF – 363KB]
Presents a model set of Minimum Competencies in Public Health Emergency Law for mid-tier public health professionals to advance the inclusion of law-based content in all public health emergency training, resources, and tools. Developed at the request of CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response and the Association of Schools of Public Healthexternal icon.
- Forensic Epidemiology 3.0
Training package designed to help public health and law enforcement agencies strengthen their coordinated response to pandemic influenza and similar disease outbreaks.
- Public Health Emergency Law Online Training
Training to help public health practitioners and emergency management professionals improve their understanding of the role of law in public health emergency response.
- Suggested Communicable Disease Vignettes (California Department of Health Services)pdf icon[PDF-45KB]external icon
Intended to train users to describe communicable disease scenarios that are disruptive to safe court operations, identify health benefits of various precaution methods, and define factors that result in infectious disease transmission.
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