Public Health Law in Practice

Jennifer L. Pomeranz, Thomas G. Merrill, Kevin R.J. Schroth

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This book is a public health law textbook specifically for U.S. public health practitioners, advocates and students at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral level. It is the only public health law textbook for a public health audience that includes case law and provides practical information on the practice of public health. This book provides necessary background into law as it relates to the practice of public health, including the government’s authority to promote public health through policies and programs, and limitations on the government’s authority to protect public health. The book also addresses specific topics of deep interest and concern to public health readers and provides information on the mechanics of public health policymaking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages548
ISBN (Electronic)9780197528501
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Federal government
  • Firearms
  • Food
  • Health Departments
  • Law
  • Local Governments
  • Opioids
  • Policymaking
  • Public health
  • Sexual Health
  • States
  • Tobacco
  • U.S. Constitution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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