martes, 6 de diciembre de 2016

Public Health Grand Rounds on Tuesday, December 13, at 1:00 p.m. (EST) ► “Public Health Law: A Tool to Address Emerging Health Concerns.”

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We are pleased to present the December session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Public Health Law: A Tool to Address Emerging Health Concerns.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. (EST).

Law is a critical tool for protecting and promoting the health of the public. Some of history’s greatest public health successes, such as childhood immunization and safer workplaces, would not have been possible without changes to laws and policies. But public health law also involves evaluating laws, even ones not traditionally seen as health related, and exploring their impact on individuals and communities. Such analyses provide evidence that policymakers can use to inform future lawmaking.

Increased understanding of the influence of social determinants on health has brought about innovative policy approaches including Health in All Policies. Public health law is an integral part of these initiatives and seeks to contribute to the advancement and promotion of health for all.

In this session of Public Health Grand Rounds, we celebrate the 15th anniversary of CDC’s Public Health Law Program. Speakers will provide an overview of public health law, describe how it is an essential component of contemporary public health practice, and discuss the emergence of modern concepts of public health law, including legal epidemiology.

Future Grand Rounds topics include addressing the unique challenges of opioid use disorder among women and promoting medication adherence for chronic disease prevention and control.

Email your questions about this topic before or during the session. Follow us on Twitter #cdcgrandrounds

CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

“Public Health Law: A Tool to Address Emerging Health Concerns”

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Global Communications Center (Building 19)

Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium

Roybal Campus

Presented by:

Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH
Team Lead, Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
Public Health Law Program
Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC
“Public Health Law in the Twenty-first Century”
Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS
Director, Public Health Law Office
Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC
“Using Law to Improve Public Health Practice”

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
“Developing and Implementing Local Laws that Enhance Community Health”

Facilitated by:

John Iskander, MD, MPHScientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPHDeputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RNCommunications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:
A live external webcast will be available via the Webcast Links section of our website. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, a video of the session will be posted to our archives 2-3 days after the presentation.

For non-CDC staff who wish to attend in person:
Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. passport or state-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license). Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) who wish to attend in person should be submitted to the Grand Rounds team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please email the request to

Grand Rounds is available for continuing education.
All continuing education credit for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) is issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, you can email Learner Support, or call them at 1-800-41-TRAIN (1-800-418-7246).

Those who view PHGR either in person or via IPTV or web on demand and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar, the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until December 13, 2018. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.

Target audience: physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE credits obtained through the TCE Online system will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals in fulfilling the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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