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.
October 20, 2014 | Program Results Report
Starting in 2008, the Vera Institute of Justice in New York began running Common Justice, an innovative service program for those harmed by and responsible for crime and an alternative to incarceration for young people ages 16 to 24.
October 14, 2014 | Program Results Report
The Community Advocacy Program in Cleveland paired medical and legal professionals to improve community health in Cleveland by overcoming legal barriers to patient health.
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 13, 2012 | Program Results Report
The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children brought together pediatric clinicians, social workers and lawyers at three Seattle area medical facilities to address the unmet legal needs of low-income patients and their families.
January 31, 2004 | Program Results Report
Starting in March 2001, New York State's Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children developed and implemented a pilot training project in the Bronx family court system called "Babies Can't Wait."
July 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
Legal intervention to protect the rights of children can be a necessary step in meeting their health needs.
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.
March 23, 2007 | Program Results Report
Investigators at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center created the Center for Professional Health, which provides a program for health professionals who overprescribe painkillers or other controlled drugs.
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.