Who We Are

Since 2016, the Tribal Legal Preparedness Project (TLPP) has engaged Tribal Nations around the country to enhance Tribal legal preparedness capacity. Listening sessions held during the first year with Tribal Nations provided valuable information regarding Tribal-specific emergency preparedness concerns, as well as the best platform for Tribes to access training resources. Four online micro modules specific to Tribal legal preparedness were developed in 2017, as well as a Resource Library with relevant emergency preparedness materials.

TLPP is led by the Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Pittsburgh. Tina Batra Hershey, JD MPH, is the Project Director. Since 2010, Ms. Hershey has directed a training program to educate state court judges around the country regarding public health law and science in disasters and emergencies. The program began providing Tribal trainings in 2012 and now focuses exclusively on legal preparedness for Tribal communities. Ms. Hershey is a frequent speaker regarding legal preparedness issues.

The contents of this website have not been formally disseminated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ChangeLab Solutions, and the Center for Public Health Practice. The contents should not be construed to represent any agency/organization determination or policy. These website materials are for instructional use only and are not intended as a substitute for professional legal or other advice. While every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of these materials, legal authorities and requirements may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and change over time. Always seek the advice of an attorney or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a legal matter.