Poster Sessions by Track

🟠 Addressing Social and Structural Barriers to Health Equity

Discriminatory laws and policies create conditions that can lead to poor health for people of color, and low income, rural and marginalized communities. Public health plays a critical role in identifying the root causes of health inequity and finding effective solutions.
Topics in this track include Community Health Workers, marginalized communities, race and health, rural health, Medical-Legal Partnerships, immigration and health, and tribal health.

🟠 Prison Food Safety: Legal Mechanisms for Preventing Foodborne Illness in State Adult Correctional Facilities
by Abigail Ferrell
🟠 Health Care Access Barriers for Persons with Disabilities: Bridging Gaps in Law and Practice
by Julia Costich

🟢 Building Healthy Environments and Climate Resiliency

Where we live impacts our health. Our environment can determine whether we have higher health risks from disease or injury. And for many communities, the effects of climate change exacerbate existing environmental health challenges.
Topics explored in this track include the built environment and safe neighborhoods, climate adaption solutions, environmental justice, toxicants, water quality, safe and healthy housing, and food systems.

🟢 Emerging E-Scooter Policies and Pilot Requirements in the United States
by Paulani Mui

🟣 Health Policy Now

Actions by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government determine the nature and direction of health policy, but changing social norms can also be a driver. Sessions in this track examine the biggest challenges to current health policy, as well as emerging issues.
Topics include the Affordable Care Act, cannabis, gun violence, reproductive health, mental health, opioids/harm reduction, and vaccination policy.

🟣 Civil Commitment For Substance Use Disorder: The Quick Fix To Oblivion
by Sarah Winston
🟣 Mandatory Name-Based Reporting of Non-Fatal Drug Overdoses in the Context of Drug Criminalization
by Shivani Mantha
🟣 Community Culture, Context and Collaborations: A Case Study of Puerto Rico’s HPV Vaccine School-Entry Requirement
by Coralia Vazquez
🟣 Conditional Enrollment Provisions in State School Vaccination Laws: A Brief Report from 50-State Legal Scan
by Russell McCord
🟣 The Role of Public Policy in Supporting the Development and Operation of Immunization Information Systems as well as Maximizing their Utility to Improve Public Health
by Alexandra Bhatti

🔴 Improving Child and Adolescent Health

Many children and adolescents face barriers to good health which can impact them throughout their lifetimes. Effective laws and policies can strengthen programs to promote children’s well-being and ensure they get the best chance at health.
Topics explored in this track include access to care, adverse childhood experiences/trauma-informed care, obesity, vaping, health in schools, social and emotional learning, and injury prevention.

🔴 A Review of State Laws on Education for and Identification of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection
by Rachel Hulkower

🔵 Strengthening Public Health Legal Capacity

Law can be a powerful tool to protect the health of communities. Sessions in this track will help public health officials, attorneys, practitioners and advocates better understand how law can impact programs and initiatives, and how it relates to the work they do.
Topics explored in this track include preemption, emergency preparedness, executive decision making, public health authority, shared services, agency accreditation, and data sharing and privacy.

🔵 Leveraging Local Public Health Authority to Influence State Policy: Drug Takeback in Oregon
by Brad Anderson
🔵 Legal Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies in Japan
by Jun Tomio