Housing Law and the Impact on
Domestic Violence Survivors
August 29, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST
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.
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.
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.