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Using School Wellness Policies to Advance Policy Change

Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This webinar provides an overview of school policies, explains the importance of a school health council, and outlines key tools to make school policy change a reality. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

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Regulating Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products More Effectively

Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cigarette manufacturers and others are moving aggressively to develop, test, and market many non-cigarette commercial tobacco products, also called “other tobacco products” (OTPs). This webinar provides a description of OTPs, including gaps in regulation, and emphasizes the important role state and local health departments can play in regulating these products.

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Promoting Recreational Use of School Property After-Hours

Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This webinar outlines the importance of community use of school property, discuss the concerns behind community use of school facilities and liability, give the legal basics on liability and address the key concepts of the model School Recreational Use Statute. Presented by the American Heart Association, the Public Health Law Center, and the University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance.

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Drafting Effective Public Health Policies

Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Drafting effective policies is critical to achieving overall systems change. Having clear policies helps to avoid confusion and controversy during the implementation phase. This webinar provides tips and suggestions on challenges, and provide tools to overcome those hurdles. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

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Legal Protections for Nursing Mothers in Minnesota

Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This webinar addresses the legal protections under both Minnesota and federal law that protect nursing mothers in the workplace. In addition, the webinar highlights the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, infants, employers and our health care system overall. On January 20, 2011, the U.S. Surgeon General put out a “Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding”. This “Call to Action” outlines the steps that families, communities, employers and health care professionals can take to remove some of the barriers faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.

Legal Issues in Worksite Wellness Webinar

Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Employers who establish worksite wellness programs must comply with certain legal requirements. This webinar outlines important legal issues to consider, including HIPAA nondiscrimination regulations, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), federal and state nursing mothers laws, and federal income tax law.

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