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Translating Law, Science, and Policy into Practice

December 7, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, James Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM and Ron Ordell, JD, introduce listeners to the Western Region of the Law Network and also features pertinent examples of connecting law to practice.

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

The Public Health Law Network is designed to assist public health lawyers and practitioners in translating law, science, and policy into meaningful public health practice. It can be your partner in providing legal guidance and information. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, James Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM and Ron Ordell, JD, introduce listeners to the Western Region of the Law Network, which works across 11 states, multiple tribal entities, counties, and cities. This session also features pertinent examples of connecting law to practice, including the 2008 Health Impact Assessment for Washington's State Route 520 bridge in Seattle.

Air date: December 7, 2010

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the available services and efforts of the Public Health Law Network – Western Region
  • Identify existing and emerging public health legal issues
  • Compare and contrast various technical assistance efforts to be offered by the Network
  • Determine potential partnerships and assistance from the Network within your own jurisdiction

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health lawyers; Public health leaders

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM, is the Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Director, Public Health Law and Policy Program; Fellow, Center for Law, Science, and Innovation, at Arizona State University. At ASU, Professor Hodge also directs the Western Region office of the Public Health Law Network funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prior to joining ASU in August, 2009, he was a Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Executive Director of the Centers for Law and the Public’s Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities; and a Core Faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Ron Ordell, JD, is a Fellow and Faculty Associate in the Public Health Law & Policy Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He graduated from the Northwestern College of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 2009 with a focus on Business Law, and is licensed in the State of Washington. Mr. Ordell participated in the ABA’s Tax Section moot court competition in the fall of 2008 and was a Business Roundtable Scholar in spring 2009. He attended Lewis & Clark at night while working full-time at Nike, Inc. In the fall of 2009, Mr. Ordell attended ASU as a visiting student. Current scholarly interests include food safety laws and policies, judicial responses to national health care reform legislation, and juvenile access to health care and public health services.

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