Public Health Law Blog Archive

Mar 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Creating Accountable Communities for Health

posted on Thu, Mar 20 2014 9:41 am by Julie Ralston Aoki and Jamie Harvie

A number of provisions in Affordable Care Act (ACA) promote investments in public health and transformative changes to the health insurance system. The law also prescribes modifications to the health care delivery system that have the potential to make significant and lasting impact on how our country supports new strategies to improve population health outcomes.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

E-Cigarettes and County Jails — Toxic Relationship?

posted on Wed, Mar 19 2014 4:45 pm by Gregory Measer and Kim Weidenaar

Smoking is banned in federal prisons and the majority of state-run facilities have enacted similar restrictions due to health and safety concerns, but some county jails are turning to e-cigarettes to supplement limited resources and purportedly calm inmates.

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Topics in Public Health Law — Q&A with James G. Hodge, Jr.

posted on Wed, Mar 19 2014 1:18 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

In this Q&A, James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., Director of the Network’s Western Region Office and Planning Committee Chair for the 2014 Public Health Law Conference, discusses the role of law in prevention.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Year in Gun Violence Prevention and the Law

posted on Tue, Mar 4 2014 11:40 am by Jon S. Vernick

Gun violence is a public health problem that claims more than 30,000 lives and causes 70,000 to 80,000 serious non-fatal injuries in the United States each year. How did our nation do in meeting the challenge of gun violence through legal approaches in 2013? It’s a mixed report card.  

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Driverless Cars: Public Health Law Implications

posted on Tue, Mar 4 2014 10:10 am by Song Choi Betzler

Technological advances have made driverless cars seem like a possibility in the not so distant future. Several states already have laws that specifically allow and regulate autonomous vehicles. How will the technology change vehicle and traffic safety laws? And how will the cars impact efforts to increase healthier modes of transportation like walking, biking and public transportation?

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