Public Health Law Blog Archive

Sep 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Climate Change: Recommended Reading for the Public Health Sector

posted on Tue, Sep 26 2017 2:35 pm by Network for Public Health Law

Numerous public health practitioners and researchers have been assessing and monitoring the health effects of the changing climate. Two recently published books have the potential to help the public health sector continue to move from assessing climate interventions to implementing them as effective policy. Both books come at a critical time in the evolution of the public health response to climate change.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Improving Health Care Access in Rural Communities through Community Paramedicine

posted on Tue, Sep 12 2017 12:30 pm by Brittney Crock Bauerly

Community paramedicine is an emerging and rapidly evolving field that can help improve health care access in rural communities. Community paramedicine involves Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers operating in expanded roles in an effort to reach underserved populations, and can be particularly impactful in rural communities as a way to reach geographically-isolated areas.

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Public Health Law News Round-Up – August

posted on Tue, Sep 12 2017 12:13 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Some of the public health law and policy stories that made headlines in August include disaster response and public health hazards in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, New York City’s strategy to reduce tobacco use, new powers for air quality officials in California, and improved access to health care through telemedicine in New Jersey and expanding the scope of practice for dental hygienists in Wisconsin.

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