Sources For Training

Center’s Short Course: Introduction to Public Health Law for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response

This Short Course, prepared with programmatic support from CDC’s Public Health Law Program, was originally presented by the Center’s Stephen P. Teret, Jason W. Sapsin, and James G. Hodge, Jr. on June 17, 2021 at CDC/ASLME’s conference, The Public’s Health and the Law in the 21st Century. It has subsequently been refined and presented in numerous conference and training session by Center colleagues and international, federal, state, and local partners.

The Short Course on the Legal Bases for Public Health Preparedness to Terrorism is comprised of the following three materials:

1. Legal Module (Powerpoint presentation – Maryland version), including expert commentary for each slide

2. Instructor’s Manual (PDF copy – Maryland version)

3. Bioterrorism Competency Tracking Table (PDF copy)

The Center has assisted many states use the Legal Module (and accompanying materials) for training purposes, including: Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

An online training module based on the Short Course is also available through the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness.

  The Legal Basis of Public Health

This course consists of ten modules that explain the public health legal system, demystify legal language, and encourage the effective use of legal tools in forwarding public health goals. Each of these modules is accredited for continuing education as a self-study course.