From Tobacco Use to Infectious Disease, Experts Study Role of Law in Public Health

Southeastern Conference on State Law and Public Health

The University of Kentucky Research Foundation held the Interdisciplinary Conference on State Law and Public Health, in Lexington, Ky., October 19–21, 2001.

The conference was intended to complement the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) national program, Turning Point: Collaborating for a New Century in Public Health, which works to strengthen the U.S. public health system, in collaboration with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (for more information see Program Results).

Key Results:

  • At the conference, 81 lawyers, academicians, legislators, public health practitioners and medical practitioners reviewed the role and reform of state public health law, which addresses such diverse issues as tobacco use and access to health care for the uninsured.

    Conference topics included economic control of tobacco use, financing public health and issues in infectious disease law.
  • Papers presented at the conference were published in the Summer 2002 issue of the Kentucky Law Journal.

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