Public Health Law Blog Archive

Apr 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Q & A on Public Health Legal Implications of the Flint Water Crisis

posted on Wed, Apr 25 2018 12:51 pm by Network for Public Health Law

The Flint, Michigan, water crisis was a manmade disaster that resulted in the poisoning of thousands of children and adults after lead leached into the city’s drinking water; sadly, the harm to Flint residents is still impacting the community today. In this Q&A, Network senior attorney Colleen Healy Boufides, discusses a report she co-authored that examines the legal failures that lead to the crisis as well as what can be learned with regard to public health practice to protect other communities.

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A Nation’s Response to the School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

posted on Wed, Apr 25 2018 11:13 am by Dani Chronister and Sarah A. Wetter

In the aftermath of the killing of 17 people and the injuring of 15 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Florida, the Trump administration has considered advocating for various gun control measures, including strengthening of the national background check system (NICS) and a ban on bump-stocks (devices that fully automate semi-automatic weapons). There are additional evidence-based gun control measures that have demonstrated efficacy in preventing gun deaths and injuries in several states.

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Access to Health Care is a Health Justice Issue

posted on Wed, Apr 25 2018 11:01 am by Network for Public Health Law

Q&A with Jane Perkins. As we prepare for the 2018 Public Health Law Conference featuring sessions focused on health justice, Network attorneys reflect on their work and what health justice means to them.

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