About the Public Health Law Practitioners Convening

Law and policy practitioners are integral to state, tribal, local, and territorial public health practice. They develop and interpret public health authorities, enforce regulations, and leverage the law to positively impact community health. To support the critical role of public health law and policy professionals, CDC and NACCHO have organized this convening for practitioners interested in developing professional relationships, gaining knowledge, and discovering innovative practices from their peers while considering the incorporation of equity and cross-sector partnership in their work.

Track 1: LEARN

There are essential competencies and knowledge required of public health law practitioners.

This track is based on the CDC public health law competency model and will provide foundational concepts for practitioners at any stage of their career.
Track 2: LEAD

Public health law practitioners are leaders in their communities.

This track aims to define the multitude of roles for lawyers and policymakers and to demonstrate the leadership skills necessary for those roles.

The role of practitioners must be collaborative with other departments, organizations, and professionals; innovative in thinking and policy; and impactful in outcomes.

This track will highlight innovative new policies and processes being developed and implemented as well as how to leverage partnerships for better health outcomes.