Over the past several months, in the lead-up to our 2018 Public Health Law Conference, we asked Network members and friends what health justice means to you. Your insights, along with a survey of the legal and policy issues impacting health equity, informed the strong and diverse programming for the more than 40 sessions organized for the conference.
The opioid overdose epidemic has been more pronounced in Ohio than in many other states. Like most states, Ohio has passed legislation to increase access to the overdose reversal drug naloxone, and addressed laws that discouraged bystanders from calling for emergency help. However, the specifics of these laws in Ohio differ from those in most other states. This fact sheet details how those differences may make Ohio’s laws less easy to communicate and possibly less effective.
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.