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Public Health Provisions in the Affordable Care Act

  • 24 Feb 2011
  • 11:00 AM
  • Webinar

Public Health Law Webinar Series

Announcing the first webinar in a series exploring important issues in public health law:


Public Health Provisions in the Affordable Care 



Thursday, February 24 at 1 – 2 p.m. (EST)


· Peter D. Jacobson, J.D., M.P.H.

President, Public Health Law Association (PHLA) and Professor of Health Law and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

·Sarah Somers, J.D. Senior Attorney, Public Health Law Network – Southeastern Region



In this free webinar, Jacobson and Somers will outline the Act's contributions to public health/population health, assess the implications for public health practitioners and attorneys, and consider how to take advantage of the relevant provisions. Following this discussion, Somers will provide an overview of the litigation challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate. Participants will gain a better understanding of the scope of public/population health in the Act and learn about the status of litigation challenging the individual mandate. Plus, you may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states. ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. Future webinar topics include the role of Attorneys General in public health; surveillance and data sharing; and more.


Each webinar is free and open to all interested parties. PHLA is hosting February’s webinar. Please e-mail Lori Fietz by February 22 to register. Information regarding webinar procedures will be distributed to all registrants before the event.


Presented in Partnership by

Public Health Law Association (PHLA); Public Health Law Network; American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME); and Public Health Law Research Program


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