Thursday, April 16, 2015
Each issue features legal news relating to public health, and includes announcements; top national, state, and local stories; state and federal court opinions; and interviews.
|Interview with Sarah Happy, LawAtlas Outreach and Training Director, Public Health Law Research|
|What is Sarah Happy currently making for her nephew?|
|PHLP and the American Bar Association Health Law Section are co-hosting a three-part webinar|
focused on three components of health system transformation: social impact bonds, workplace wellness
programs, and electronic health information. The second webinar in the series will take place Monday,
April 20, 2015, 1:00–2:30 pm (EDT) and will discuss the background, data, and tools available to
practitioners and policy-makers involved in drafting, analyzing, and implementing state
healthcare-associated infection laws.
|The University of Pittsburgh, Public Health Training Center is hosting a free workshop|
designed to improve tribal legal preparedness relating to infectious diseases and emergency
preparedness. The workshop will be held June 4–5, 2015, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (MDT)
at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This workshop is open to tribes in Arizona,
California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The workshop is fully funded, including
reimbursement for reasonable travel costs, meals, and lodging. Registration is limited to two
people per tribe. The workshop is possible through a grant to the University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health from CDC’s Public Health Law Program through a sub-award
from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
|This article examines the legal and policy framework related to tribal water rights, with a|
focus on the impacts of dam construction in Indian Country. Three dam projects were
highlighted—the Dalles Dam, Elwha River Dams, and Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin Program.
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