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Public Health Law News Announcements April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Public Health Law News Announcements

State School and Childcare Vaccination Laws. The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) released a summary of state statutes and regulations regarding school vaccines. The resource includes a polar graph on state school vaccine exemption laws.

State Vaccination Requirements. CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases published a series of webpages devoted to state vaccination requirements for schools as well as healthcare workers and patients. The pages also include a fact sheet for improving vaccination coverage, information about vaccine requirements by disease, and other resources.

Menu of State Turtle-Associated Salmonellosis Laws. This menu provides public health practitioners and policy makers interested in the prevention of turtle-associated salmonellosis with an inventory of state laws regarding the sale and use of turtles.

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; the Elwha River Dams, and the Pick-Sloan Missouri River Basin Program.

Webinar: Public Health Law and Policy Surveillance. PHLP, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research program, the Network for Public Health Law, and ChangeLab Solutions have been exploring policy surveillance through a Delphi process and within their programs. This webinar will present the findings from that Delphi study and will explore the role of policy surveillance in understanding the impact of law on public health.

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