Online Program

Legal and Policy Tools to Create and Sustain Health Equity

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Marice Ashe, JD, MPH, ChangeLab Solutions, Oakland, CA
Engaging people, place and systems for collective action takes a lot of work and turning the tide on health inequities even more!  All of this work can be for naught without a sustainability plan developed at the outset of any new campaign that ensures the fruits of your labor will last beyond current “funding du jour.“ This session will present strategies on how to use legal and policy tools to leverage and sustain your efforts far beyond current funding cycles or political leadership.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Identify at least four strategies for leveraging law and policy to improve health equity. Discuss Health in All Policies as a key mechanism for leveraging the work of the broader civic infrastructure to improve health outcomes. Identify readily available resources designed to sustain health improvements.

Keyword(s): Health Law, Health Disparities/Inequities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Founder and CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, one of the nations’ nonprofit leaders related to using the tools of law and policy to improve population health outcomes. She consults with federal and state agencies on how best to incorporate legal and policy tools into public health strategies. Our large library of model laws and policies and newest resources related to Health in All Policies provide tremendous resources to public health advocates nationwide.
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.