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.
April 1, 2013 | Book
Part II of Advances in Communication Research to Reduce Childhood Obesity emphasizes the current guidelines employed by private companies and the government to reduce food and beverage marketing to youth.
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.
March 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This legal analysis discusses how the law can help fight obesity. The authors lay out how to use the law to directly address factors that contribute to obesity and to create solutions that strengthen existing policies and regulations used to curb obesity.
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.
June 30, 1999 | Program Results Report
Starting in December 1996, an expert panel convened by the National Research Council's Board on Children, Youth, and Families studied the health and safety implications of child labor.
March 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
The premiere issue of LegalNotes, an online Aligning Forces for Quality publication, provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guidelines for HIPAA's Privacy Rule.
September 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Nutrition labels on restaurant menus are a strategy to inform consumers and address the issue of obesity. This article provides ways in which public health laws focusing on menu-labeling can be written and defended against challenges.
February 20, 2007 | Program Results Report
Eric Schnapper, L.L.B., and a team of researchers at the University of Washington School of Law established the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Legal Issues Resource Center.
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.