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Proven and emerging public health legal interventions.

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A collection of articles examining the role of law in addressing health equity.

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Pharmacist Prescribing Authority: A Method to Increase Access to Care

Limited numbers of providers, cost of care, limited time, and limited mobility all reduce a person’s ability to access basic care.  One way states have begun to address this issue is through scope of practice adjustments for pharmacists, granting those pharmacists with proper training the ability to become a provider themselves and prescribe certain drugs to certain patients that may otherwise be unable to obtain care.

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Primer: Emergency Legal Preparedness - Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

This primer provides a visual snapshot and a timeline on state and federal emergency declarations in relation to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and is being updated as things develop with regard to Hurricane Maria.

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