Podcast: Law and Policy as Tools in Healthy People 2030

Laws and policies are critical determinants of health and well-being. They can encourage positive behaviors and discourage harmful behaviors, and they can enhance or worsen health, health equity, health disparities, and health literacy. In this episode of JPHMP Direct TALK, Angela McGowan and Joel Teitelbaum, two of the authors of an article published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, discuss the roles of law and policy throughout the development of Healthy People 2030. Read “Law and Policy as Tools in Healthy People 2030” in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The article has been published ahead of print and will appear in a special supplement highlighting Healthy People 2030.

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Angela McGowan, JP, MPH

Angela McGowan, JD, MPH, is a Senior Director at the American Public Health Association and directs the efforts of the Alliance for Disease Prevention and Response. Previously, she was a Project Director at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) with the US Department of Health and Human Services, and an assignee from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM

Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM, is Professor, Director of the Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program, and Co-Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC. During President Obama’s second term, Professor Teitelbaum became the first lawyer named to the US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives. 

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