This report summarizes what is known about the health of people in prison and jail, the health care they receive, and the effects of incarceration on public health and where and how improvements can be made.
May 24, 2012 | Program Results Report
Public Health Law Research promotes the effective use of law to improve public health. It does so through commissioning original research on the health impacts of laws and regulations and by promoting rigorous research methods.
April 22, 2014 | Program Results Report
The Council for a Strong America mobilized leaders in business, law enforcement, and the military to make the case to policy-makers for investing in and supporting public health and community-wide prevention efforts.
August 26, 2013 | Program Results Report
Dorothy E. Roberts, JD, professor of law, sociology, civil rights, and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote the book "Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century."
April 7, 2014 | Journal Article
Alzheimer’s disease confronts us with an ethical challenge: How do we live with dignity and quality of life in the face of progressive disability and, ultimately, death?
November 1, 2013 | Journal Article
This study defines criteria for critical opportunities for public health lawmaking, identifying examples of critical opportunities to illustrate the variety of the public health issues amenable to legal intervention.
February 20, 2013 | Program Results Report
Planned Parenthood of Columbia/Willamette developed a business plan for expanding its Online Health Center to other states. It allows women in Oregon and Washington to access contraceptive services via the Internet.
December 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Under “disclosure-and-resolution” programs, health systems disclose adverse events to affected patients and their families; apologize; and, where appropriate, offer compensation.
June 21, 2012 | Journal Article
Biomarkers may prove important in medicine, but controversy about biomarker patents has increased in recent years.
March 1, 2011 | Journal Article
The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (ISDEAA, PL 93-638) allows tribes to assume the management and control of health care programs from Indian Health Service (IHS).
January 31, 2011 | Program Results Report
Georgetown University's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law analyzed the legal issues surrounding health reform and suggested ways to structure legislation so that it complied with existing laws and the U.S. Constitution.