Online: The Constitutional and Legal Basis for Public Health Actions

A basic understanding of public health law is essential to the practice of public health across our nation. States and local units of government have unique authority to maintain and protect the health of the people who live within their jurisdictions. However to exercise these powers, we must understand them and use them within the boundaries of the constitution and legal authority. This course will provide some very basic tools to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the authority we have to protect the public health while maintaining the appropriate respect for individual rights that must be balanced in any of our actions.

NOTE:

A "No CEUs, No Fee" section of this course is available at no charge, however, neither a certificate nor continuing education credit will be awarded.

A "For CEUs" section of this course is available for a certificate and continuing education credit for an administrative fee of $10.