PLEASE NOTE: Due to current uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve adjusted our registration cancellation policy to allow for a full refund if conditions do not improve by fall. We hope this policy will give those planning to attend the conference more flexibility. We will provide registrants with regular updates.


At this critical moment for public health in the United States, come together with others to learn how the strategic use of legal and policy tools can address fundamental drivers of inequity, promote health and well-being, and save lives.

The 2021 Public Health Law Conference will examine law and policy pathways to:

  • Equitable COVID-19 Recovery
  • Improving child and adolescent health
  • Addressing environmental and climate challenges
  • Eliminating the social and structural barriers to health equity
  • Addressing critical issues like the ACA, opioids, mental health, gun violence and vaccinations
  • Strengthening the legal capacity of public health departments

Who should attend?

  • Public health officials and practitioners
  • State attorneys general and public health lawyers
  • Policymakers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Advocacy and philanthropic organizations
  • Those working in sectors that impact health outcomes like housing, education and transportation

Keynote Speaker

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D. is Dean and Professor at the Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine. She advised top-tier healthcare institutions on leadership as a principal at Spencer Stuart and served as the Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Public Health Practice and Associate Dean for Diversity at Harvard School of Public Health where she created the Division of Public Health Practice and secured over $14 million in grant funding for health programs.


 The 2021 Public Health Law Conference is organized by: