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.
April 1, 2013 | Book
Part II of Advances in Communication Research to Reduce Childhood Obesity emphasizes the current guidelines employed by private companies and the government to reduce food and beverage marketing to youth.
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.
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 1, 2011 | Report
This Update reviews the evidence concerning the effects of both traditional and innovative medical liability reforms on defensive medicine and medical liability costs.
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.
March 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
The premiere issue of LegalNotes, an online Aligning Forces for Quality publication, provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guidelines for HIPAA's Privacy Rule.