Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jun 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cleaning Up the Air We Breathe

posted on Mon, Jun 24 2013 10:22 am by Andrew Kraus and Joanne Lucas

According to the American Lung Association, our nation’s air quality has improved compared to a decade ago. However, over 131.8 million people still live in areas where air quality is at unhealthy levels.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Role of the Public Health Community in Eliminating Alcohol-Impaired Driving

posted on Thu, Jun 20 2013 11:37 am by Deborah A.P. Hersman

Traffic crashes, particularly those involving an alcohol-impaired driver, are a significant impediment to good health.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hot Topics in Maternal and Child Health: Affordable Care Act and Plan B

posted on Tue, Jun 18 2013 1:23 pm by Corey Davis and Erin Armstrong

A number of maternal and child health (MCH)-related issues have been generating headlines recently, and Network attorneys have been called on to provide legal expertise and information about these issues, including those relevant to the Affordable Care Act and the recent decision on Plan B.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Actually, It Can’t Wait – Limiting Cellular Device Use While Driving

posted on Fri, Jun 7 2013 11:36 am by Kellie Nelson and James Hodge, Jr.

Drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs while driving are prohibited because of clear public safety implications. Why should drivers be allowed to use cellular devices if they pose similar risks? Many state and local law and policy-makers suggest they should not, but current laws are minimally enforced. How do laws need to shift in response to changing technology?

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Public Health Law Q&A: Preventing Opioid Overdose Mortality through Law

posted on Mon, Jun 3 2013 12:40 pm by The Network for Public Health Law National Coordinating Center

The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics recently released a special issue featuring articles generated by the 2012 Public Health Law Conference. In this Q&A, Corey gives an introduction to his article (co-authored with Damika Webb and Scott Burris from Public Health Law Research) and how it addresses the critical public health issue of naloxone access.

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