Public Health Law Blog Archive

Feb 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

People, Not Problems: Confronting the Health Justice Implications of Laws that Criminalize Homelessness

posted on Tue, Feb 13 2018 2:59 pm by Madeline Morcelle

The creation and enforcement of municipal laws criminalizing homelessness are escalating in U.S. cities. Much like the criminalization of HIV, the criminalization of homelessness creates additional barriers to housing, health care, employment and other basic human needs, perpetuating the cycle of homelessness and corresponding health inequities.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Leveraging E-Commerce to Fight Food Insecurity

posted on Wed, Feb 7 2018 1:52 pm by Mathew Swinburne

When Amazon purchased Wholefoods for $13.7 billion in 2017, most people did not think of how this might affect low-income Americans living in food deserts. However, thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill, the power of online food retail will soon help increase food access for some of the 41.2 million Americans struggling with food insecurity.

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