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A public health curriculum for the local judiciary

Christie L. Hager, JD, MPH, Div. of Public Health Practice, School of Public Health, Harvard University, 1552 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02120, 617 998-0072, chager@hsph.harvard.edu

Education of public health professionals about legal aspects of public health has been widely expanded in recent years. However, less focus has been placed on the education of the local judiciary and other non-public health, legal professionals about public health. Local judges and magistrates play key roles in enforcement of public health regulations and orders, yet are not assumed to have a foundation in public health concepts that are relevant to their work...

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Role of Litigation in Improving Public Health

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA