In her role as program associate at the National Office, Mosalewa Ani provides support to the program activities for the Network; this includes data reporting, webinar production and assisting the communications team in formatting and posting legal resources. Mosalewa received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Public Health from the University of Minnesota and has held several leadership positions which aided in the advancement of students from historically marginalized backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Her areas of interest include social justice and health; public health administration and policy; maternal and child health; and health literacy.

Articles & Resources

Public Health Law News Roundup – September 2021

Law & Policy Insights

September 8, 2021
by Mosalewa Ani

Some of the public health law and policy issues in the headlines in recent weeks include Texas’ new abortion law, the Supreme Court’s decision on the federal eviction moratorium and states’ responses; challenges to Florida Governor’s ban on mask mandates; gaps in data concerning COVID-19 cases; accessibility of mental health care; and the growing suicide rate among communities of color.

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Structural Racism and Public Health: News Round-Up

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August 25, 2021
by Charles Truong and Mosalewa Ani

Long existing health disparities in the U.S. have been further exasperated by the COVID-19 pandemic. States, cities, and counties are increasingly recognizing the role that structural racism plays in perpetuating and maintaining these disparities. A sampling of recent news articles highlights both the advances that are being made, as well as some of the challenges that remain.

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Public Health Law News Roundup – June 2021

Law & Policy Insights

June 3, 2021
by Mosalewa Ani

Some of the public health law and policy issues in the headlines in recent weeks include HIPAA and proof of vaccination; colleges’ vaccination plans; racial disparities in vaccination rates; possible changes to governors’ authority during future public health emergencies; the relationship between COVID-19 and the opioid epidemic; and the Department of Health and Human Services’ strategy to increase vaccination rates.

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Public Health Law News Roundup – May 2021

Law & Policy Insights

May 5, 2021
by Mosalewa Ani

Some of the public health law and policy issues in the headlines in recent weeks include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s move to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars; President Biden’s plan to strengthen America's digital infrastructure; new federal guidelines to increase access to an important Opioid use disorder treatment; threats and harassment directed at public health officials due to COVID-19; the corrosive impact of racism on the health of Black Americans; how public health can be improved by addressing climate change; and Oregon’s newly passed legislation designed to help prevent youth suicide.

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