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 Opportunitiespdf icon[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 1.0pdf 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.

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Page last reviewed: August 10, 2020