Public Health Law Blog Archive

May 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Legal Steps Minnesota Could Take to Decrease Vaccine Waivers

posted on Tue, May 23 2017 3:42 pm by Jennifer Bernstein

Combating low vaccinations rates has become a difficult problem for public health. Consumers often receive mixed messages and false information about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and the dangers of vaccine preventable diseases. There are, however, legal steps that can be taken to inccrease vaccination rates.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Homelessness and the Public’s Health: Legal Responses ̶ Q&A

posted on Thu, May 11 2017 8:51 am by James Hodge, Jr.

Many experts and advocates consider homelessness a critical public health issue. Professor James G. Hodge, Jr., director of the Network's Western Region Office, co-authored the article “Homelessness and the Public’s Health: Legal Responses” in the recently released Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics supplemental issue. In this Q&A, he discusses his article and the role of law and advocacy to ameliorate the public health impact of homelessness.


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Monday, May 8, 2017

April Public Health Law New Round-Up

posted on Mon, May 8 2017 1:33 pm by The Network

Some of the public health law and policy stories that made headlines in April include the rising rate of kindergartener vaccinations in San Diego following a change in that state’s vaccination laws; smokeless tobacco use in major league ballparks; expanding “Health in All Policies” initiatives; a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products in San Francisco; soda taxes; and more.

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