Housing Law and the Impact on 
Domestic Violence Survivors

August 29, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST


Plenary: Leaders in Health Justice

2018 Public Health Law Conference

Panel discussion on effective legal and policy interventions for health justice

Meet the plenary speakers




2018 Public Health Law Conference

Dr. Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health

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What's New

Medical-Legal Partnerships Are Public Health Law Issue-Spotters

Differences in implementation and enforcement of certain laws, like housing codes and immigration laws, can result in health-harming and disparate health outcomes among different communities and populations. Medical-Legal Partnerships, which work at the individual and community level, are uniquely positioned to identify legal failures and gaps and are important partners for public health. Often, patterns in individual health challenges reflect a need for population-level intervention.  

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Maternal Mortality Review Committees

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed countries despite spending more per capita on health care than any other nation. To combat this alarming problem, Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) are gaining traction across the country as a way to closely examine, address, and make recommendations to prevent pregnancy-associated and pregnancy-related deaths. This issue brief examines legislation and initiatives supporting MMRCs and the structure and processes MMRCs typically employ in the review process.

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Health Justice in 2018

Food Insecurity is a Health Justice Issue

Q&A with Mathew Swinburne, Associate Director, The Network for Public Health Law — Eastern Region Office.

As we prepare for the 2018 Public Health Law Conference featuring sessions focused on health justice, Network attorneys reflect on their work and what health justice means to them.

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