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Public Health and Public Policy

Originally broadcast November 16, 2006

Zita Lazzarini, JD, MPH
Division Director and Associate Professor
Medical Humanities, Health Law & Ethics
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

From smoking bans to seatbelt laws, patient confidentiality to AIDS testing - public policy is essential to public health. In this program viewers will learn more about the impact of current policies as well as more about how public health practitioners can influence a change in policy.

Zita Lazzarini, a public health lawyer, researcher and professor, brought us up to date on some of the latest policies as well as areas where there may be a need for stronger policies to protect public health.

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain why public policy is essential to public health.
  • Discuss the impact of current public health policies and practices.
  • Determine how public health practicioners can influence changes in policy.

Continuing Education Credits

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.

Course code PA# 157N-184; 1.0 contact hour.

School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.

The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.