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.
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.
May 12, 2009 | Program Results Report
A team of lawyers at George Washington University identified and assessed the actual and perceived legal barriers to using health information to improve health care quality and reduce disparities.
October 27, 2009 | Report
This analysis finds that fraud poses a major challenge in both the private and public insurance sectors and recommends policies aimed at assuring uniform and transparent measurement and reporting of fraud across all forms of coverage.
November 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Public health advocacy in the courts should be an important tool and there are several strategies to accomplish goals however, public health agendas will only be advanced in courts when public health experts partner with legal advocacy experts.
April 16, 2008 | Journal Article
Clinical trial manuscripts and review papers appearing in medical journals are frequently supported or written by pharmaceutical companies, although the list of authors suggests otherwise. This study considers Merck & Co and its publication of information about the drug rofecoxib.
May 28, 2008 | Program Results Report
Researchers at the University of Florida's Department of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research examined how changes in 46 states' drinking and driving laws enacted between 1976 and 2002 affected alcohol-related crashes and fatalities.
July 15, 2005 | Program Results Report
The Institute for the Future developed two proposals to inform health care leaders about new discoveries, their clinical applications and the legal and ethical issues surrounding them.
January 27, 2003 | Program Results Report
In 1998 and 1999, the Advocacy Institute, Washington, planned, wrote and distributed 15 reports providing a nonpartisan analysis of issues relevant to five tobacco control proposals that came before the U.S. Senate during the 105th Congress.
May 16, 2003 | Program Results Report
June 30, 2001 | Program Results Report
The Institute of Medicine produced a book, Marijuana as Medicine? The Science Beyond the Controversy, based on a March 1999 National Academy of Sciences /Institute of Medicine report, Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base.