Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jun 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

With Natural Disasters on the Rise, Solar Batteries Could Become Essential to Public Health and Safety

posted on Tue, Jun 18 2019 3:51 pm by Betsy Lawton

When natural disasters occur, entire electrical grid systems (including those powered by solar energy) can shut down. Solar energy stored in batteries, which operate independent of the grid, have become an increasingly important, reliable back-up system for maintaining the health and safety of communities in emergencies. Solar batteries also help reduce public health harms caused by climate change and the use of fossil fuels. 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Public Health Law News Round-Up – May 2019

posted on Wed, Jun 5 2019 11:37 am by The Network for Public Health Law

Public health law and policy stories that made headlines recently include the impact of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on food insecurity in the U.S.; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ rule allowing health workers to opt out of procedures they object to for religious or personal reasons; a precedent-setting ruling mandating addiction treatment for a prison inmate; racial disparities in pregnancy-related deaths; warning labels on sugary drinks; and Washington state’s public insurance offering.

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