NACCHO Releases Legal Preparedness Toolkit


NACCHO, with guidance and funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (PHLP), has developed “Public Health and the Law: An Emergency Preparedness Training Kit” to enhance understanding among local public health professionals and their legal counsel of the legal authorities and issues that shape their ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.

Through this project, NACCHO, partnered with the Public Health Law Network – Western Region at Arizona State University to develop a curriculum that can be customized by jurisdictions to prepare local health departments, public health practitioners, emergency managers, their respective counsel, and partners to understand and effectively address the changes in the legal environment and authority that occur as a result of a public health emergency.

This FREE toolkit highlights the use of relevant laws and policies in decision making during an emergency, enhances preparedness and response, and prepares decision makers to improve public health outcomes in an emergency. To download your free copy today, visit Public Health and the Law: An Emergency Preparedness Training Kit

If you have questions about the toolkit or require technical assistance please contact NACCHO’s Public Health Law Program at

About Andy Roszak

Andrew Roszak serves as the Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Twitter: @AndyRoszak

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