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Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Exploring Competencies for the Emerging Field of Legal Epidemiology

Curious about how laws can play a role in the cause, distribution, and prevention of disease and injury? Engaged in projects that are focused at the intersection of law and epidemiology? Join the Public Health Foundation (PHF) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 2-3:30pm EDT for a virtual town hall meeting to learn more about the emerging field of legal epidemiology and explore a draft competency model being developed to support public health practitioners, lawyers, and policy experts working in this area. Developed by the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with a multidisciplinary Expert Review Workgroup, the draft Legal Epidemiology Competency Model (LECM) describes research and translation knowledge and skills necessary for effectively developing, implementing, or overseeing legal epidemiology studies. Feedback is needed from the broad public health community, as well as from those engaged directly in legal epidemiology work, to inform the refinement of this draft to ensure that it best meets the needs of the public health workforce. During this virtual town hall meeting, an overview of legal epidemiology and the draft LECM will be provided, and participants will be invited to discuss this emerging field and the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in this work. For more information about this virtual meeting or to register, please visit the PHF website or contact Janelle Nichols at jnichols@phf.org.