Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) policies aim to create healthier communities by challenging the beverages as the default drink choice over water or other healthier options. ChangeLab Solutions recently released the SSB Playbook - a guide designed to help communities lay a groundwork to create environments that promote health.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Western Region Practice Director, Clifford M. Rees describes a moment that reminded him that public health law is in action everywhere.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Public health policy often takes a long time to produce measurable results. And because of differences across the country, we rarely see uniform public health laws adopted with equal vigor in every state. One exception to this is fire-safe cigarette legislation.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Jennifer Bernstein, Senior Attorney at the Network’s Mid-States Region, authored “Beyond Public Health Emergency Legal Preparedness: Rethinking Best Practices,” which explores the role of legal preparedness in all areas of public health practice. In this Q&A, she gives an introduction to her article and how it addresses a critical public health issue.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Under legislation that took effect on July 1, Mississippi began to require doctors to collect umbilical cord blood from babies born to mothers who were 16 or younger at the time of conception.