Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jan 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Public Health Law News Round-up - January

posted on Mon, Jan 30 2017 3:42 pm by The Network

Some of the public health law issues that made headlines in January include President Trump’s Executive Order regarding the Affordable Care Act, policy changes to help unpaid caregivers, a state’s proposed law that would classify homelessness as a medical condition, and the effectiveness of laws requiring breathalyzer ignition systems for DUI repeat offenders.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cross-jurisdictional Data Sharing and Immunization Information Systems

posted on Thu, Jan 19 2017 11:13 am by Jennifer Bernstein

Cross-jurisdictional data sharing requires the application of varying, and sometimes conflicting local, state and federal laws. These laws often present barriers and prevent the efficient and effective use of data to tackle important public health challenges. A national IIS cross-jurisdictional data-sharing memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been developed to help address these challenges and will be piloted in six states.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Integrating Health Impact Assessments via Environmental Policy Acts

posted on Mon, Jan 9 2017 2:19 pm by Kim Weidenaar

Health impact assessments (HIAs) can provide decision-makers with critical information on how a proposed policy or program might impact the public’s health. The Network for Public Health Law – Western Region recently collaborated with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to explore and analyze opportunities to imbed health considerations and HIAs into environmental reviews.

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