The annual Policy Surveillance Institute is the most comprehensive scientific legal mapping training hosted by the Center for Public Health Law Research.
LEGAL EPIDEMIOLOGY TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
The Center offers a wide range of opportunities to advance your skills in legal epidemiology research methods — from self-guided modules in policy surveillance to a graduate-level certificate in public health law research.
Our free monthly webinar series introduces introductory and advanced policy surveillance methods and applications.
This global, 16-hour, non-credit certificate provides in-depth, self-guided instruction in the growing field of legal epidemiology — the scientific study of how laws and policies influence health.
This transdisciplinary certificate provides fundamental training in public health law and legal epidemiology research methods, such as policy surveillance, which is the systematic, scientific collection and analysis of significant public health policies.
These training modules are part of the Public Health Law Academy, supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A legal mapping paper (sometimes called a “50 state survey”) reports the results of research to identify the key provisions of law on a particular issue, identifies patterns in the nature and distribution of laws, and defines important questions for evaluation research, legal analysis and policy development. The 50-state survey has a long history in public health law, but scientific legal mapping papers now set the standard for legal mapping work.
The Policy Surveillance Self-Guided Training features eight modules teaching each step needed to conduct policy surveillance.