Public Health Law Center honored by University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health

The Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law has received a 2011 Community Partner Agency Award from the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. The award honors organizations whose collaboration has enriched the school’s education, mentoring, and research programs.

The Public Health Law Center has worked extensively with the School of Public Health. Together, the organizations have secured grants, conducted research, and created employment and educational opportunities for students.

“We are deeply honored by this recognition, because our partnership with the School of Public Health is unique,” said Public Health Law Center Director Doug Blanke. “We keep finding new ways to combine their world-class health expertise with our expertise in policy solutions, allowing us, together, to design cutting-edge research, enrich the academic experience of students from both schools, and help shape health policies nationwide.”

The Public Health Law Center is a national non-profit organization of law and policy specialists that help health leaders, officials, and advocates use the law to advance public health.  The organization is a preeminent authority in U.S. public health policy and a respected legal resource for dozens of local, state, national, and international health organizations.

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health works to advance excellence in research, education, and outreach for the protection, restoration, and promotion of health, well-being, security, and safety.

Learn more about the Public Health Law Center at publichealthlawcenter.org.

More information about the award and the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health can be found at www.sph.umn.edu.