Supporting the regional center for public health law for the Southeastern United States, 2013-2015

The Foundation's Public Health Law Field-Building initiative was designed to support public health practitioners, their counsel and policymakers in using law to promote, protect and improve health through technical assistance, training, legal analyses, products, and translation and dissemination delivered through a national network of public health law centers and key stakeholder groups.This funding supports the Southeastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law (Network) to work in conjunction with the national coordinating center (NCC) and four additional regional centers to serve as a national public health law network. This regional center will help communities and states primarily in the Southeast to know when and how to use laws and policies to protect and promote health by: (1) delivering direct technical assistance to public health practitioners in 11 states and Puerto Rico, based on collaboration with public health officials, their counsel, and health advocates; (2) helping provide training and networking opportunities for public health professionals, their counsel, health advocates, and students interested in public health law; and (3) working together with NCC and the other regional centers to develop a dynamic and integrated network of resources and support for public health law.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $999,984.00

Awarded on: 3/4/2013

Time frame: 3/15/2013 - 3/14/2015

Grant Number: 70680


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

400 Market Street, Suite 205
Chapel Hill, 27516-4028


Gene Wiley Matthews
Project Director