Public Health Law Blog Archive

Sep 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Congress Points to Local Communities Adopting Trauma Informed Approaches

posted on Thu, Sep 27 2018 10:09 am by Jill Krueger

Recently passed resolutions in the House and Senate recognize the importance, effectiveness and need for trauma-informed care in the existing programs of federal agencies, and encourages federal agencies to adopt a trauma informed approach to their work. The resolutions cite examples of trauma informed practices, programs and policies implemented at the state, tribal and local levels. Many of the examples are from local communities and some involve a legal component.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Exploring How Law and Policy Can Help Us Build a Society Where All People Live Long and Healthy Lives

posted on Wed, Sep 26 2018 12:49 pm by Angie McGowan and KT Kramer

Good nutrition remains a challenge for most Americans, with less than one in ten consuming the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily. Furthermore, significant disparities exist across race, ethnicity, economic status, and geography. The Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy project released the first of a series of reports and products this month, highlighting ways law and policy can support healthy eating across the lifespan, and focusing on three areas crucial to health equity:  access, affordability, and demand for healthy foods.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Health Justice: Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity

posted on Wed, Sep 12 2018 3:55 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Over the past several months, in the lead-up to our 2018 Public Health Law Conference, we asked Network members and friends what health justice means to you. Your insights, along with a survey of the legal and policy issues impacting health equity, informed the strong and diverse programming for the more than 40 sessions organized for the conference.

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