Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jan 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Addressing Bed Bugs through Law: Challenges and Limitations

posted on Wed, Jan 22 2014 3:09 pm by Denise Chrysler,

Legal approaches to address bed bugs in rental housing have been pursued at the federal, state and local level; however, there are no studies to evaluate the effectiveness of these approaches.

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ACA Medicaid Expansion Could Provide Unprecedented Health Coverage for People Living with HIV

posted on Wed, Jan 22 2014 12:52 pm by Wayne Turner

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, low income people living with HIV had a difficulties in accessing the care they need. Medicaid expansion in several states and federal subsidies available to help purchase health insurance are helpful measures, but gaps in coverage still remain.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Acculturation and Latino Immigrants’ Health

posted on Wed, Jan 15 2014 11:32 am by Wandaly Fernández

For many Latino immigrants, the acculturation process in the U.S. brings unhealthy eating habits, and greater risk of obesity, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Health Information and Data Sharing: Learning to Ask the Right Questions

posted on Fri, Jan 3 2014 2:17 pm by Jennifer Bernstein

The use and sharing of health information is governed by state and federal laws, which can vary widely between jurisdictions. Public health practitioners often have difficulty knowing whether health information is being shared appropriately and in compliance with the law. A new Network tool can help.

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