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Policy Surveillance Program: Introductory Webinar

Jun
5
11:00am - 12:30pm

OFFERED BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH LAW RESEARCH

This webinar will use real-world examples and interactive lessons to briefly introduce scientific legal mapping and give a broad overview of the steps involved in the policy surveillance process.

Scientific legal mapping techniques (which include policy surveillance) create data suitable for use in rigorous evaluation studies, address the chronic lack of readily accessible, nonpartisan information about the status and trends in legislation and policy, and provide the opportunity to build policy capacity in the public health workforce by speeding diffusion of innovation. Policy surveillance is widely used by researchers, policymakers, advocates, the media and others to capture and measure important features of laws and policies, and identify how they may vary across jurisdictions and over time.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the differences and uses of various scientific legal mapping techniques (e.g., policy surveillance, legal assessments)
  • Illustrate the steps of the policy surveillance process

This webinar is hosted by expert training staff from the Policy Surveillance Program at Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research.

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