Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change through Law and Policy
August 22, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST
Featured article from the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Public Health Law Conference Supplement
The popular social justice movement Health at Every Size focuses on health improvement as the goal, irrespective to weight loss, and advocates for social acceptance of all body sizes, including morbid obesity. With obesity prevalence at an all-time high in the U.S., some public health officials are concerned that persons who view obesity as healthy are less likely to lose weight, increasing their risks for many chronic health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
Fire departments across the nation work to put out fires and to rescue building occupants. This report addresses whether the U.S. holds nonprofit organizations, volunteer organizations, local governments, or fire departments liable for damage that are caused by a fire that occurred after the organization installed smoke alarms.
Health Justice - Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity
In October 2018, hundreds of officials, policymakers, lawyers, practitioners and advocates in public health and other sectors from across the country convened in Phoenix, Arizona for the National Public Health Law Conference. The recently published symposium edition of JLME is dedicated to examining some of the critical topics discussed at the conference.