Public Health Law Blog Archive

Feb 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Q&A on Legal Considerations for Community Health Workers and their Employers

posted on Thu, Feb 28 2019 9:38 am by The Network for Public Health Law

In this Q & A, Heather McCabe, JD, MSW, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Social Work and Colleen Healy Boufides, J.D., Senior Attorney, Network for Public Health Law Mid-States Region Office comment on some of the key issues addressed in their legal brief, “Legal Considerations for Community Health Workers and their Employers.”

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Expanding Scope of Practice for Health Care Providers: Improved Access and Cost Savings for Patients

posted on Thu, Feb 28 2019 9:15 am by Mellissa Sager

With the cost of care in the United States skyrocketing and millions of individuals struggling to access care at all, policymakers must consider new ways to get patients in front of providers at a lower cost. One way in which states have taken action is through scope of practice expansions for health professionals.  

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

National School Lunch Program – More Flexibility; Less Nutrition

posted on Tue, Feb 26 2019 1:09 pm by Michelle Castagne and Leila Barraza

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) was last modified in 2012 by the Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, which established nutrition standards for school meals consistent with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The USDA has announced that it will soon implement less stringent standards for school lunch nutrition regarding the requirements for whole grains, sodium, and milk.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Executive Action as a Tool for Promoting Evidence-Based Public Health Decision-Making

posted on Tue, Feb 12 2019 10:16 am by Colleen Healy Boufides

Gubernatorial executive orders and directives can serve as powerful tools for furthering public health goals. In addition to directing public health agency activities, establishing policies and priorities, and responding to emergencies, executive orders or directives can also play a role in shaping agency culture to promote effective public health decision-making.

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