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Zika Preparedness and Response: A Public Health and Legal Perspective

A Public Health and Legal Perspective Friday, March 18, 20161-2 p.m. EDT

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With the World Health Organization declaring Zika a public health emergency and with travel associated cases being reported to the CDC, it is critical that health care and public health practitioners, and their legal counsel, consider the role of law and policy in Zika preparedness and response. Speakers will provide an overview of the public health problem posed by Zika, discuss the domestic legal framework for addressing the virus, and highlight ways to coordinate health care and public health legal preparedness. Register today!

Promote health for all through a healthy environment.

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Humans interact with the environment constantly. These interactions affect quality of life, years of healthy life lived, and health disparities. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment, as it relates to health, as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors.”1 Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment.


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