Tools for Good Governance
Laws and policies are powerful tools for making our communities healthier and more equitable. A good governance process is inclusive, transparent, and effective, and helps foster a clear understanding of policy landscapes, local resources, and potential partnerships. We have the resources explaining the essentials of public health law and policy that can help create meaningful, lasting change in your community.
Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series
The Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series engaged a wide audience, including public health lawyers as well as practitioners in health and planning departments, school districts, and health-oriented organizations and coalitions. Community champions—teachers, parents, and youth—also exchanged valuable insights in these trainings. We believe these sessions will leave you inspired and prepared to tackle challenges in your community, equipped with new strategies and a holistic understanding of what it takes to build a healthy, equitable community.
Public Health Law Academy (PHLA)
The Public Health Law Academy (PHLA), supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ChangeLab Solutions, offers free courses on the use of law and policy to improve population health outcomes. The easy-to-use online trainings are essential for all public health professionals, especially those who do not have formal legal training.
Pathways to Policy
Pathways to Policy: To create this guide, ChangeLab Solutions collaborated with The Bigger Picture, the Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) Program at the University of California San Francisco, and Youth Leadership Institute (YLI). The Bigger Picture has activated hundreds of high school students through arts-based education on the structural and environmental causes of type 2 diabetes, but they quickly recognized that their students don’t want to just identify problems; they want to solve problems. Pathways to Policy can help them do just that, providing guidance on next steps to make their communities healthier.