Public health agencies, community partners and activists working at the local and state levels play a critical role in advancing public health. Cities and states are testing grounds for innovative and progressive policies. But preemption can stop progress in its tracks. In recent years, the opponents of social justice and public health have lobbied for state laws to limit communities’ ability to designate smokefree workplaces, regulate fracking, protect workers’ health, and protect kids from predatory junk food marketing.
Join Grassroots Change and Prevention Institute on January 28, 2016, for “Preemption in 2016 and Beyond: Emerging Issues and Best Practices.” This webinar will provide practical case studies illustrating the evolving threat and best practices to stop preemption, and will highlight the role of health and safety practitioners in protecting local leadership and innovation.
Register today and join us on Twitter at #Preemption2016:
Thursday, January 28, 2016
2:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time/11:00AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time
- Ellen Bravo, Director, Family Values @ Work
- Carter Headrick, Director, State and Local Obesity Policy, Voices for Healthy Kids, American Heart Association
- Bronson Frick, Associate Director, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
- Mark Pertschuk, Director, Grassroots Change
- Michael Bare, Program Manager & Policy Analyst, Preemption Watch
Moderated by Prevention Institute’s Juliet Sims.
For more information, visit the Grassroots Change website.
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