Flint Water Crisis

Report concludes failures in legal structure and inadequate legal preparedness contributed to Flint Water Crisis

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Medicaid and Work Requirements:
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People, Not Problems: Confronting the Health Justice Implications of Laws that Criminalize Homelessness

The creation and enforcement of municipal laws criminalizing homelessness are escalating in U.S. cities. Much like the criminalization of HIV, the criminalization of homelessness creates additional barriers to housing, health care, employment and other basic human needs, perpetuating the cycle of homelessness and corresponding health inequities.

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Public Health Handbook for Communities Under Emergency Management – A Case Study of the Flint Water Crisis

This handbook is intended to help policymakers and practitioners incorporate the lessons learned from this preventable disaster to avert and/or mitigate future crises. Specifically, it provides guidance for implementing several key, overarching recommendations produced through extensive research and analysis aimed at answering the following key legal question with respect to the Flint water crisis: Given the emergency manager’s appointment, what legal authority could state, local, and federal public health and environmental agencies use to avert or mitigate the crisis?

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Health Justice in 2018

A Message from the Network's National Director

At the Network, we are hopeful as we look forward to the year ahead. We see organizations across the country of every size and stripe working tirelessly, despite threats and challenges from numerous fronts, to ensure that ALL Americans are given a fair chance to live healthy and productive lives. At its core, health justice is about addressing the systemic inequities that create conditions for poor health outcomes. While it has always been central to what we do, in 2018 the Network will prioritize efforts and initiatives that identify and address discriminatory laws, policies and other systemic mechanisms that lead to disadvantage and disparities in the health of communities.

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