2018 Network Impact Report

Promoting Health & Health Equity
Through Law & Policy

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Innovative Health Policy

States can use Medicaid-managed care for coverage of non-health services that can impact the social determinants of health.

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In 2018, Network webinars covered a range of critical topics in public health law and policy. Recordings of webinars are available.

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Ebola Outbreak 2018-2019: An Escalating Health Crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is experiencing its 10th outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). As of January 2, 2019, 608 individuals have been infected, 368 of whom have died. Already, the outbreak is the “second-deadliest and second-largest in history.” Federal, state, tribal, and local governments should stay well informed of outbreak developments and should review their plans and procedures for response to the potential spread of EVD to the U.S.

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Primer: Emergency Legal Preparedness Concerning Ebola

This primer provides key information on the 2018-2019 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including international response efforts, U.S. preparedness and response, an outline of the major legal challenges, and emergency legal preparedness resources. The primer will be updated regularly as needed as circumstances develop.

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Stronger Together in 2019

A Message from the Network National Director

"In 2019, our focus is on joint initiatives at the systemic and community levels that improve health and health equity." - Donna Levin, JD, National Director of the Network for Public Health Law.

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