238701 County Health Rankings and health policy

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 9:45 AM

Angela K. McGowan, JD, MPH , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
This section of the session will explain how legal and policy levers influence community health and provide examples of legal and policy interventions that improve community health.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Program planning
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how legal and policy levers can influence community health. 2. Describe specific examples of legal or policy interventions designed to improve community health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a program officer for the Foundation's policy and law initiatives and have considerable experience in public health law and its application (see resume for details).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.