Justice and Society Program

Excellence in State Public Health Law

The Justice and Society Program, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is pleased to announce a new Excellence in State Public Health Law (ESPHL) program.  The one-year ESPHL program will consist of up to eight teams of eight members each. Over the course of the year, each team will focus on exploring, identifying, and evaluating how law and policy can advance one of their respective state’s health priorities.

The goal of the ESPHL program is to provide education and other resources that will enable policymakers and agencies to more effectively address public health issues and to become leaders in creating healthier states.  The program will strengthen public health law collaborations among state officials and state-level policy-makers, and will increase these leaders’ effectiveness on public health issues in their respective states, including working across party lines and government agencies and branches.

The ESPHL program is pleased to announce our Advisory Committee. The Committee, composed of distinguished individuals from the field of state government and public health, will assist ESPHL in the team selection process, participate in the August leadership retreat, and link participating teams to resources for technical assistance.

The 2013 ESPHL application period is now closed.

The ESPHL program begins August 1, 2013.