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Digging into Tobacco Documents: Real Life Examples of How to Advance Tobacco Control

Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This webinar demonstrates how tobacco control supporters can search industry documents at the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents (formerly known as Legacy Tobacco Documents Library), and use them in their work. The online collection of tobacco industry documents at the University of California, and several similar databases around the world, provide hard evidence for anyone interested in building a case for tobacco control laws and policies or facing legal challenges to tobacco control measures.

The Promise and Potential Pitfalls in Promoting Outcomes-Based Incentives with Worksite Wellness Initiatives

Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

This webinar will provide an interactive discussion of the use of outcomes-based incentives with worksite wellness initiatives and the legal and policy implications of these efforts. Over the past few years, strong opinions have been voiced for and against the use of outcomes-based incentives in connection with worksite wellness initiatives. As employers attempt to reign in rising health care costs, many are moving toward the use of these incentives tied to health care premiums and/or deductibles.

Addressing Health Disparities: Smoke-Free Policies for Public Housing

Date: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The adoption of smoke-free policies for multi-unit residential properties has been increasing exponentially over the last several years. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a strong supporter of these policies because eliminating smoking in individual units protects residents by improving the indoor air quality and lowering the risk of fire. From this webinar, attendees will learn about the legal considerations involved when adopting and implementing smoke-free policies for subsidized housing.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Child Care

Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This webinar outlines intervention and policy strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the child care setting. Presenters cover the current state of the research, including opportunities for improvement and research gaps. In addition, presenters provide an analysis of the child care legal landscape, including statutes, regulations and cases. Finally, presenters will cover existing intervention-based resources and promising interventions being used around the country. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

No Smoking, Child on Site! New Smoke-free Policies to Protect Kids

Date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

This webinar provides an overview of policy considerations for those interested in providing a safe smoke-free environment for children in foster homes, passenger vehicles, child care settings, and playground areas. It also presents regulatory and legislative updates and describes policy challenges and options for jurisdictions considering smoke-free or tobacco-free measures to protect children in these settings. Sponsored by the Public Health Law Center and the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

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Public Health Law 101

Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This webinar provides a review the legal foundations for federal, state, and local power to protect the public’s health. Presenters discuss “hot topics” such as social justice, health care reform, the Farm Bill, and tobacco control, and the scope of the government's power to develop, enforce, and implement public health laws and policies. Sponsored by The American Heart Association, the Network for Public Health Law, and the Public Health Law Center.

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Does it Work? Evaluating Local Early Care and Education Regulatory Change (2012)

Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2012

On May 8, 2012, Public Health Law Center Staff Attorney Natasha Frost joined other child care experts to present at the Weight of the Nation conference. Other presenters included Dr. Dianne Ward, Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health; Dr. Laura Kettle Khan, Senior Scientist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control; and Dr.

Telling the Public Health Story to the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products

Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This webinar provides an overview of federal regulation of tobacco and explains how to interact directly with the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, including how to submit comments to the FDA on tobacco regulation, to promote public health objectives. Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Public Health Law Center, and the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

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Addressing Childhood Obesity through School Food Procurement

Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This webinar provides an overview of why school food procurement is key to changing the nutritional quality of school meals.  Presenters highlight schools’ practices of procuring food for federally-funded school meal programs, the legal requirements schools must follow when procuring food, and schools’ opportunities to leverage procurement practices for the improvement of school nutrition. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

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Policy Options for Combating Tobacco Industry Price Discounting

Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The webinar explains the public health importance of strategies to restrict tobacco price discounting, and it will outline the various options that state and local governments might consider in limiting tobacco price discounting, as well as the legal issues implicated by such policy options. Sponsored by the Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy, the Public Health Law Center, Public Health Law & Policy, and the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

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Building Effective and Sustainable Local Gardens to Promote Public Health, Part 1

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This webinar series discusses role of local gardening efforts in promoting public health and reducing obesity and provide an overview of important legal and policy considerations impacting local gardening efforts. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

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Building Effective and Sustainable Local Gardens to Promote Public Health, Part 2

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This webinar provides case studies of the three most common types of local gardening efforts – community gardens, school gardens, and employer-sponsored gardens. These case studies will discuss key components needed to establish and successfully maintain these gardening efforts. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

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Regulating Tobacco in the Retail Environment: Walking Through the Corner Store

Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This webinar discusses tobacco control policies that apply at the point-of-sale, using the perspective of a customer standing in the midst of a tobacco retailer’s store. Concepts will include how tobacco products are placed, promoted and advertised within the store, the types of products available for sale, and where the store itself is located. The webinar will discuss both practical and legal issues associated with these policy options. Sponsored by Public Health Law Center and the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

No-Smoking Policies in Condos: Working with Community Associations & Common Interest Communities

Date: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This webinar covers baseline studies conducted in Minnesota and Massachusetts that assessed the secondhand smoke problem, the percentage of buildings with no-smoking policies, residents’ opinions, market demand for smoke-free policies, and experience with policy implementation; results of legal research on options available to owner-occupants and homeowners’ associations; public policy approaches to reducing exposure; strategies for working with trade associations for community association managers and board members and the attorneys who serve them.

Creating a Culture of Wellness through Worksite Policy Change

Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This webinar outlines why written worksite wellness policies are critical to the sustainability and effectiveness of worksite wellness efforts. The webinar also provides an overview of different legal and policy issues that employers should consider when developing and implementing a worksite wellness policy.

Policy Options for Restricting Tobacco Sampling and Couponing

Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This webinar discusses the impact that marketing strategies have on the price of tobacco products and the effects that price reductions have on consumption rates. It explains the importance of policies prohibiting tobacco sampling and limiting the distribution and redemption of tobacco coupons, and outlines various policy options that state and local governments might consider to limit these industry practices. Sponsored by the Public Health Law Center and Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

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Developing a Tobacco-free Campus Policy

Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This webinar provides insights of persons who work directly on tobacco-free campus policies for educational institutions, and is designed to assist organizations in creating effective campus-wide tobacco-free policies. Sponsored by the Public Health Law Center and Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

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Impacting the Food Environment through Procurement Policy Change

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This webinar addresses how procurement policy change is being implemented across the country through government policy and in private and public organizations.  The webinar discusses the importance of procurement policies in creating a healthier work environment, how to successfully implement healthy procurement policies, and how to navigate different legal and policy issues that can arise with the implementation of healthy procurement policies. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

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Using School Wellness Policies to Advance Policy Change

Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This webinar provides an overview of school policies, explains the importance of a school health council, and outlines key tools to make school policy change a reality. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

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Regulating Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products More Effectively

Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cigarette manufacturers and others are moving aggressively to develop, test, and market many non-cigarette commercial tobacco products, also called “other tobacco products” (OTPs). This webinar provides a description of OTPs, including gaps in regulation, and emphasizes the important role state and local health departments can play in regulating these products.

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Promoting Recreational Use of School Property After-Hours

Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This webinar outlines the importance of community use of school property, discuss the concerns behind community use of school facilities and liability, give the legal basics on liability and address the key concepts of the model School Recreational Use Statute. Presented by the American Heart Association, the Public Health Law Center, and the University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance.

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Drafting Effective Public Health Policies

Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Drafting effective policies is critical to achieving overall systems change. Having clear policies helps to avoid confusion and controversy during the implementation phase. This webinar provides tips and suggestions on challenges, and provide tools to overcome those hurdles. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

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Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota

Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This webinar addresses the legal protections under both Minnesota and federal law that protect nursing mothers in the workplace. In addition, the webinar highlights the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, infants, employers and our health care system overall. On January 20, 2011, the U.S. Surgeon General put out a “Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding”. This “Call to Action” outlines the steps that families, communities, employers and health care professionals can take to remove some of the barriers faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.

Legal Issues in Worksite Wellness Webinar

Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Employers who establish worksite wellness programs must comply with certain legal requirements. This webinar outlines important legal issues to consider, including HIPAA nondiscrimination regulations, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), federal and state nursing mothers laws, and federal income tax law.

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