Meeting Archive:
Zika Preparedness and Response: A Public Health and Legal Perspective

This webinar will be archived on APHA’s webinars page.

Meeting Description:
With the World Health Organization declaring Zika a public health emergency, and with travel associated cases being reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from US states, it is critical that healthcare and public health practitioners and providers, and their legal counsel, begin to consider the role of law and policy in Zika preparedness and response efforts. Unlike Ebola, legal preparedness and response to Zika will not rely on isolation and quarantine. Instead, because the Zika virus is transmitted primarily by mosquito, legal issues concerning mosquito abatement and international travel are at the heart of legal preparedness efforts. Speakers will provide an overview of the public health problem posed by Zika, including disease characteristic basics and current guidance for healthcare providers, discuss the domestic legal framework for addressing the virus, including a discussion of executive powers for mosquito abatement, and  highlight ways to coordinate health care and public health legal preparedness efforts.
Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Law Program, the Partnership for Public Health Law, the Network for Public Health Law, the American Bar Association Health Law Section, and the American Health Lawyers Association
 Presenter Information
Steve Monroe, PhD - Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety, Office of the Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety

Gregory Sunshine - Public Health Analyst, Carter Consulting, Inc., Public Health Law Program, CDC

Robert Eadie, JD - Health Officer and Administrator, Monroe County Health Department, Monroe County, FL

Melissa Markey, Esq. - Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PLLC

Montrece Ransom, JD, MPH - Team Lead, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention