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.
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.
August 15, 2013 | New Public Health Post
NewPublicHealth spoke with Scott Burris, Director of PHLR’s National Program Office, and Damika Barr, Legal Analyst and LawAtlas Manager, about what LawAtlas means for the public health community—and their hopes for its future.
September 1, 2011 | Journal Article
A comprehensive communications strategy helps a national program office and demonstration sites advance program goals.
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.
November 18, 2010 | Journal Article
The malpractice liability implications of the increased use of electronic health records (EHRs) will vary over the course of EHR adoption into medical practice, ending in a shift in the legal standards of care.
October 17, 2012 | News Release
RWJF honors Amy Johnson, JD, with a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award.
September 27, 2012 | Issue Brief
The future of Medicaid expansion is less certain now that the high court has made it optional for states to participate.
June 21, 2012 | Journal Article
Biomarkers may prove important in medicine, but controversy about biomarker patents has increased in recent years.