Public Health Law Blog Archive

May 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Improving Health Outcomes for Formerly Incarcerated Americans

posted on Tue, May 26 2015 2:52 pm by Derek Carr

An estimated 70 to 90 percent of formerly incarcerated adults are uninsured and lack access to necessary health services, leading to higher reincarceration rates and significantly worse health outcomes. Programs can help eligible individuals enroll in Medicaid to receive access to the care they need.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Laws and Policies Can Ensure Health Benefits of Competitive Sports Extend to All Children

posted on Fri, May 22 2015 10:56 am by Kerri McGowan Lowrey

With so many kids engaged, youth sports present a unique opportunity for public health to include our youngest generation in valuing and prioritizing health.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Mexico’s Novel Motorcycle Helmet Legislation: Defining Individual Choice in Public Health

posted on Wed, May 13 2015 4:20 pm by Colleen Healy

New Mexico's proposed motorcycle helmet law and the question of invidual choice and responsibility in public health.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Data from Clinical Trials Could Benefit from Additional Transparency

posted on Mon, May 11 2015 1:02 pm by Caroline Lee

The vast majority of existing data that assesses the effectiveness and safety of drugs, biologics, and medical devices has never been shared with the public in any fashion. The disclosure of detailed clinical trial data would allow independent researchers to review and verify a product’s safety and efficacy, both good and bad.

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