Public Health Law Blog Archive

Apr 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Link between Daily Fantasy Sports and Problem Gambling – a Public Health Concern

posted on Wed, Apr 26 2017 9:44 am by Mellissa Sager

Not a lot of people think “public health” when examining state laws and policies regulating gambling—but public health professionals should. This is particularly true with respect to daily fantasy sports (DFS) because of its association with problem gambling conditions.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Is Homelessness a Medical Condition?

posted on Tue, Apr 11 2017 11:52 am by Jennifer Bernstein

In an effort to reduce the costs of treating homeless individuals with chronic medical conditions by providing them with permanent housing, legislation was recently introduced in Hawaii that would classify homelessness as a medical condition.

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March Public Health Law News Round-up

posted on Tue, Apr 11 2017 10:21 am by The Network

Some of the public health law and policy stories that made headlines in March include a call by physicians for policy changes to better address the opioid epidemic, states’ efforts on oral health care access for the elderly, the effects of gun laws on suicide rates, and a new federal law requiring water companies to notify customers of lead and other dangerous contaminants in water.

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