Public Health Law Academy (PHLA)

Public Health Law Academy (PHLA)

Online trainings for public health professionals

Law is an important tool for protecting and promoting public health. Today’s public health professionals, especially those at the local, state or federal levels, need to have a solid understanding of the basic principles of our legal system and the role they play in improving overall population health.

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. 

The Public Health Law Academy currently offers 3 types of courses: 

In this video, Dr. José T. Montero, Director of OSTLTS and Deputy Director, CDC, and the OSTLTS Partnership Support Unit describes the development of the Public Health Law Academy, the easy-to-use online trainings that it offers, and how it can help advance the competencies of the public health workforce. Watch the video, check out these courses, and join our email list for updates on new trainings!