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.
January 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
In 2000, the Washington law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft defined the implications of the Shelby Amendment, which requires that all data produced by federally supported scientists at nonprofit institutions be publicly available through the Freedom of Information Act.
December 1, 2001 | Program Results Report
Legal scholars at the Vanderbilt University School of Law reviewed the effects of existing laws on the ability of health care managers to control costs and the quality of medical services delivered under new market-driven health care systems.
May 31, 2000 | Program Results Report
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale School of Law, Carbondale, Ill., analyzed the issues in constitutional and federal law involved in prohibiting billboard advertising of tobacco products.
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?
March 4, 2014 | Human Capital Blog Post
Q/A with Sara Rosenbaum of GW University and RWJF Investigator Award recipient on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.
January 14, 2014 | Issue Brief, Presentation Material
To effectively exchange data, states must understand the legal barriers that may prevent the data-sharing between physical and behavioral health care providers. This brief examines the strategies states use to address these legal barriers.
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.
September 1, 2013 | Report
A workshop summary reports on the health of people in prison, their health care, and the effects of incarceration on public health.