Public Health Law Blog Archive

Aug 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How Affordable Care Act Requirements May Help Address Health Disparities

posted on Tue, Aug 27 2013 3:15 pm by Erin Armstrong

A recent study found that white women appear to be surviving longer after a diagnosis of breast cancer than black women, in large part because they are receiving primary and preventive care earlier. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act that require most health insurance plans cover a critical array of women’s preventive health services without co-pays or deductibles may encourage more women to seek early preventive care.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Early Introduction of Solid Foods and Infant Nutrition: Potential Implications for WIC

posted on Wed, Aug 21 2013 9:20 am by Anna Johnston

Premature introduction of solid foods to an infant’s diet can cause numerous negative health problems, but recent research shows 40% of mothers feed their infants solid foods before the recommended age of four months. Potential policy changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may help address this issue.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Infectious Disease Reporting in Correctional Facilities: A Story from Prison

posted on Thu, Aug 15 2013 4:38 pm by Veda Collmer and Susan Hicks

On June 21, 2013, staff from the Western Region of the Network for Public Health Law traveled to an Arizona correctional facility to present to first responders, correctional officers, nurses, and public health officials about ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in prisons and other detention facilities. 

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FDA Using New Legal Preparedness Authority to Combat Potential MERS / H7N9 Threats

posted on Wed, Aug 14 2013 3:48 pm by Daniel G. Orenstein

Over the past several months, considerable public health (and popular media) attention has focused on H7N9 influenza and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS/MERS-CoV).

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Monday, August 5, 2013

LGBT Youth Victimization and the Role of Law

posted on Mon, Aug 5 2013 10:34 am by Monica Hammer

Bias against LGBT youth is increasingly recognized as a public health concern, and evidence suggests that discriminatory laws and policies have a profound impact on the health of LGBT individuals.

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