Past Webinars

U.S. v. Philip Morris: The Big Win Against Big Tobacco (2016)

Date: 
Tue, 10/18/2016
Time: 
1:00PM

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit in Minnesota. The event code is 228425.

Ten years ago, on August 17, 2006, Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that ten tobacco industry defendants had violated civil racketeering laws as a result of a decades-long, industry-wide conspiracy to deceive the American public about the harmful effects of tobacco use and the industry’s knowledge of those dangers. In the intervening decade, the remedies imposed by the court continue to be litigated and appealed by an industry desperate to avoid responsibility for its actions.

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Using Law, Policy and Practice to Support Access to Healthy and Safe Food in Minnesota (2016)

Date: 
Mon, 10/17/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

As Minnesota communities look for innovative ideas to provide residents and visitors with good, healthy, fresh food they find that they must navigate legal requirements of the food safety system and are discovering that inspectors from MDA and MDH are valuable partners and resources in these efforts.

This webinar addresses key challenges and opportunities identified by Minnesota communities in their work to increase access to healthy, safe food.

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Supporting Healthy Eating in Greater Minnesota—Understanding and Improving the Grocery and Small Store Landscape (2016)

Date: 
Fri, 10/14/2016
Time: 
11:30AM

Most of the foods and beverages people consume come from grocery stores. Yet stores in many communities—particularly in rural areas--face significant challenges in successfully providing the variety of foods needed to support healthy diets. Learn what you can do to help support local grocers in your communities in offering a healthy array of food choices. This session addresses challenges and strategies related to increasing access to healthy foods in rural communities. Participants will be able to:

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Increasing Access to Healthy Food for Low-Income Minnesotans through Mobile Food Shelves

Date: 
Mon, 10/10/2016
Time: 
12:00AM

This webinar provides an overview of legal and policy issues impacting mobile food shelves, current funding and support opportunities, and some lessons learned on the ground.

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Clearing the Clouds: Demystifying the Vape Shop (2016)

Date: 
Tue, 09/13/2016
Time: 
2:00PM

Vape shops, or retail stores that specialize in e-cigarettes and related products, seem to be popping up everywhere. Although the total number of vape shops in the United States is unknown due to a current lack of regulatory and licensing policies, estimates range anywhere from 3,500 to 35,000 and growing.

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Kansas’ Government Control of Local Food Policies Law (2016)

Date: 
Mon, 09/12/2016
Time: 
10:30AM

This is a Kansas law enacted in 2016 that preempts local authority in favor of state government authority in several areas, including with respect to local regulation and oversight of food service operations, retail food establishments, and other matters concerning local food and agricultural practices. Presenters provide an overview of what the Government Control Law (HB 2595/SB 366) says and how it impacts food systems work in Kansas.

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Policy Development Efforts in Kansas to Support Public Health (2016)

Date: 
Mon, 08/22/2016
Time: 
10:00AM

Creating healthy communities is a process and requires a variety of leadership skills. In this training, explore how to draft effective written documents to create meaningful, equitable and enforceable community initiatives to support healthful behaviors, like healthy eating and active living. This session outlines key Kansas laws impacting local initiatives and identify opportunities to incorporate an equity lens into community efforts to increase access to healthy food, physical activity, and reduce tobacco use. The training includes:

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News from the Front: State and Local Regulation of E-Cigarettes – Legislation and Advocacy (2016)

Date: 
Tue, 07/26/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

This Consortium webinar examines the current policy landscape of state and local regulation of e-cigarettes in the U.S. and discusses regulatory gaps in the wake of the FDA deeming rule. An advocacy leader and two legal experts identify recent trends and emerging issues nationally and in Minnesota.

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Worksites, Breastfeeding, and Your Responsibilities Under the Law (2016)

Date: 
Thu, 07/21/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

Federal and state laws require employers to provide nursing moms time and a private space to express breast milk while at work. This webinar addresses how the laws apply to Minnesota businesses, including the accommodations employers must make for nursing moms to ensure compliance. Additionally, learn how local businesses are supporting nursing moms and making the laws work at their worksites.

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Working with Minnesota Local Governments to Increase Access to Healthy Food: Part IV Equity and Engagement: Building Authentic Relationships

Date: 
Mon, 07/18/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

Equity and Engagement: Building Authentic Relationships

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Addressing Tobacco Use in Residential Care Settings: Policies & Priorities (2016)

Date: 
Thu, 06/30/2016
Time: 
12:30PM

Over the last 25 years, both the U.S. and Canada have seen a large increase in smoke- and tobacco-free environments, including public places, workplaces, multi-unit apartment buildings and affordable housing.  State and local tobacco control laws often exempt residential care settings, including assisted living, adult foster care, nursing homes and similar environments, where many of the most vulnerable members of society live and where a disproportionate number of residents (and staff) either use tobacco products or are exposed to secondhand smoke.

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Working with MN Local Governments to Increase Access to Healthy Food: Part III – Integrating Food Access into Local Planning

Date: 
Mon, 06/20/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

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You’ll Have to Wait a Little Bit Longer: Practical Support and Policy Considerations for Tobacco 21 Laws (2016)

Date: 
Tue, 05/31/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

In 2015, the Institute of Medicine released a report detailing the significant public health benefits associated with raising the tobacco sales age. While all states have laws prohibiting retailers from selling tobacco to minors, more and more communities are raising their minimum legal sales age (MLSA) to 21.

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The Deeming Rule Explained: What the Public Health Community Needs to Know (2016)

Date: 
Thu, 05/19/2016
Time: 
1:00PM

The FDA recently took an important step to protect public health by publishing a final rule to begin regulating e-cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. For this webinar, the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium welcomes Mitch Zeller, Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, to explain what is in the FDA’s final deeming rule and how it will be implemented.

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Working with Minnesota Local Governments to Increase Access to Healthy Food - Local Community Planning: Navigating the connections between food and local planning efforts (2016)

Date: 
Mon, 05/16/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

This webinar, the second in a series, helps prepare food and health advocates for productive collaborations by sharing an overview of how and why planners make decisions. Additionally, speakers provide some concrete tools and examples that attendees can use with their own city planners.

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Under the Cyber Radar: Addressing Youth Access to E-Cigs and Tobacco Online (2016)

Date: 
Wed, 04/27/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

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Working with Minnesota Local Governments to Increase Access to Healthy Food - The Basics: Minnesota Local Government Structure (2016)

Date: 
Mon, 04/18/2016
Time: 
12:00PM

This webinar has occurred in the past.

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Increasing Farm to Institution in Kansas (2016)

Date: 
Mon, 03/21/2016

This webinar was hosted by the Kansas Health Foundation and features Public Health Law Center Staff Attorneys Natasha Frost and Mary Marrow. While some of the information is specific to Kansas, much of it can be applied to other areas of the country. For questions on how this information can be applied to your situation, please contact us.

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Webinar - Regulating Menthol Tobacco Products: The Current Policy Landscape (2016)

Date: 
Wed, 02/24/2016
Time: 
2:30PM

In this Tobacco Control Legal Consortium webinar, presenters describe litigation developments, the federal regulatory picture, and the national policy landscape in 2016, highlighting two active jurisdictions: Chicago, where enforcement has begun on its 2013 ordinance restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of all city schools; and Minnesota, where the state health department and two cities are employing various approaches to reduce the use of menthol and other flavored tobacco products.

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Food and Farm Councils: Mobilizing Communities to Support Healthy Local Foods (2016)

Date: 
Thu, 02/11/2016

This webinar was hosted by the Kansas Health Foundation and features Public Health Law Center Staff Attorney Natasha Frost. While some of the information is specific to Kansas, much of it can be applied to other areas of the country. For questions on how this information can be applied to your situation, please contact us.

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Tobacco Technical Assistance for Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grantees and ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs) Coalitions (2016)

Date: 
Tue, 02/09/2016
Time: 
12:30PM

This webinar introduces DFC Grantees and ATOD Coalitions to the Tobacco Technical Assistance team in Minnesota, as well as provides an overview of policy adoptions available to address and sale and use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. The webinar was hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota tobacco technical assistance team: the American Lung Association (ALA), the Association for Nonsmokers-MN (ANSR), Clearway Minnesota, and the Public Health Law Center (PHLC).

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Home is Where the Health Is: HUD’s Proposed Rule Restricting Smoking in Public Housing (2015)

Date: 
Mon, 12/14/2015
Time: 
12:00PM

On November 17, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule that would restrict smoking in public housing.

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Covering Tobacco Cessation Treatment: Why the New Federal Recommendation Is a Big Deal for Smokers (2015)

Date: 
Thu, 12/10/2015

On September 21, 2015, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released an updated recommendation regarding tobacco cessation treatment, affirming the importance of a comprehensive cessation benefit in improving health. Although more than 51 million Americans have successfully quit smoking and former smokers now outnumber current smokers in the U.S., many tobacco users face barriers in accessing cessation treatments that are covered by insurance as a preventive service.

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Webinar: Community Use of School Facilities in Minnesota (2015)

Date: 
Thu, 12/10/2015
Time: 
1:00PM

This webinar identifies liability issues, risk management strategies and available resources for Minnesota schools allowing community use of school property.

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Simplifying Community Use of School Property in Missouri (2015)

Date: 
Thu, 10/22/2015
Time: 
1:00PM

Staff from the Public Health Law Center and Missouri School Board Association introduces tools and discusses information to simplify and improve community access of school facilities, including:

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