Online Program

Climate Change, Health, and Law

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS, Public Health Law Program - Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Climate change poses a challenge to the public’s health, and law is a tool to address this challenge. This presentation will explain ways the CDC’s Public Health Law Program can support local public health practitioners by providing legal resources and technical assistance in response to public health problems caused by climate change.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe public health challenges posed by climate change Describe resources and types of technical assistance available from CDC’s Public Health Law Program

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present on this material because I am director of the CDC’s Public Health Law Program. In this role, I lead a team of public health advisors in developing law-centered tools and legal preparedness to address public health priorities.
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.