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CDC - April 2015 Edition - Public Health Law News - Public Health Law

CDC - April 2015 Edition - Public Health Law News - Public Health Law

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 2015 issue of Public Health Law News

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.
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Feature: Profiles in Public Health Law

Interview with Sarah Happy, LawAtlas Outreach and Training Director, Public Health Law Research

Public Health Law News Quiz Question April 2015

What is Sarah Happy currently making for her nephew?

Webinar—Health System Transformation: The Changing Legal Landscape

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.

Training—Arizona 2015 Public Health Law and Science: What Tribes Need to Know

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.

Journal article: Tribal water rights: exploring dam construction in Indian Country

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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