A growing number of cities and counties have emerged as leaders in the fight against obesity in the United States and have enacted innovative policies to address this epidemic. Much of this local strategy focuses on how retail food establishments—namely, chain restaurants, corner stores, supermarkets, farmers markets and mobile vendors—affect public health. Recognizing the enormous influence a community's food environment has on the quality and quantity of what people eat, cities and counties have sought to encourage food retail establishments to promote healthier options through regulations and incentives.
- 1. Lawyers, Guns, and Money
- 2. Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health
- 3. What Gets Measured, Gets Changed
- 4. Health in All Policies
- 5. The Potential of Shared Decision Making to Reduce Health Disparities
- 6. Environmental Public Health Law
- 7. State Boards of Health
- 8. Policy Issues in American Indian Health Governance
- 9. Global Public Health Legal Responses to H1N1
- 10. Public Health Preparedness Laws and Policies
- 11. Protecting the Mental Health of First Responders
- 12. Five Legal Preparedness Challenges for Responding to Future Public Health Emergencies
- 13. Implementing Health Reform at the State Level
- 14. Rhetorical Federalism
- 15. Meaningful Use and Certification of Health Information Technology
- 16. Right to Health Litigation and HIV/AIDS Policy
- 17. The Role of Federal Preemption in Injury Prevention Litigation
- 18. Regulating Food Retail for Obesity Prevention
- 19. Pursuing Health Equity
- 20. The Michigan BioTrust for Health
- 21. Becoming the Standard
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