Public Health Law Blog Archive

Mar 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Legal Changes to Increase Knowledge of Proper Prescriber Practices For Pain Medication

posted on Tue, Mar 31 2015 3:49 pm by Corey Davis

Physicians can play a key role in preventing, recognizing, and successfully treating substance use disorder (SUD). Unfortunately, according to a recent study, many physicians don’t follow recommended guidelines in prescribing pain medication and have limited confidence in the ability to recognize SUD due to knowledge gaps and lack of training.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing and the Law

posted on Fri, Mar 27 2015 11:38 am by Andy Baker-White

Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) can be an effective way for public health and other agencies to address increasing demands for services with limited resources. For example, health departments in different jurisdictions can share laboratory or inspection services. 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Childcare and Pre-K Benefits: For Your Health

posted on Wed, Mar 18 2015 11:27 am by Alicia Corbett and Rose Meltzer

High-quality early childhood education and preschool have many indirect public health benefits. Improving access to high-quality childcare for low-income families may lead to better public health outcomes. 

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Seat Belt Use Laws and Rear Seat Adult Passengers

posted on Mon, Mar 16 2015 3:04 pm by Jon S. Vernick

Despite the remarkable success of seat belt use laws in increasing usage and saving lives, one area remains largely neglected: rear seat adult passengers.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Network Q&A: Impact of King v. Burwell on Health Reform

posted on Wed, Mar 4 2015 3:59 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Many believe King v. Burwell is the single largest threat to health care reform. In this Q&A, Network Attorney Jane Perkins helps us understand the details of the case, who it impacts, and implications for public health.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

High School Start Times and Healthy Sleep

posted on Tue, Mar 3 2015 12:10 pm by Jill Krueger

Like diet and exercise, sleep may seem entirely personal at first blush, a matter of individual choice. But as with healthy eating and active living, when you scratch the surface, a myriad of ways in which the environment shapes our individual choices become apparent. Laws and policies at the federal, state, and local level may make it easier – or more difficult – to make healthy choices about sleep.

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