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.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.
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.
November 30, 2011 | Issue Brief
Several dozen lawsuits have been filed challenging the legality of the "minimum coverage requirement," or individual mandate. Many of the lawsuits rest on the constitutionality of the mandate under the commerce clause.
April 22, 2014 | Program Results Report
The Council for a Strong America mobilized leaders in business, law enforcement, and the military to make the case to policy-makers for investing in and supporting public health and community-wide prevention efforts.
April 7, 2014 | Journal Article
Alzheimer’s disease confronts us with an ethical challenge: How do we live with dignity and quality of life in the face of progressive disability and, ultimately, death?
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.
October 14, 2013 | Issue Brief
Under its Advancing Public Health Policy and Practice solicitation, RWJF funded 16 projects and the Center for Creative Leadership produced Knowledge Assets that synthesize the work and learnings from these projects.
August 26, 2013 | Program Results Report
Dorothy E. Roberts, JD, professor of law, sociology, civil rights, and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote the book "Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century."
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.
September 5, 2012 | Issue Brief
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on the Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet to qualify as meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs) and receive incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
June 21, 2012 | Journal Article
Biomarkers may prove important in medicine, but controversy about biomarker patents has increased in recent years.