Public Health Law Blog Archive

Oct 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Game-Changing Policies To Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption

posted on Tue, Oct 29 2013 10:48 am by Christine Fry and Ian McLaughlin

SSB Playbook

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.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Who Let the Dogs Out? Public Health Law When You Least Expect It

posted on Tue, Oct 15 2013 11:11 am by Clifford M. Rees

Western Region Practice Director, Clifford M. Rees describes a moment that reminded him that public health law is in action everywhere.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lessons Learned from a Successful Public Health Law Campaign: Fire Safe Cigarette Laws

posted on Thu, Oct 10 2013 3:01 pm by Kathleen Hoke

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.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Public Health Q&A: Public Health Emergency Legal Preparedness

posted on Mon, Oct 7 2013 9:49 am by The Network National Coordinating Center

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.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mississippi Law Aimed at ‘Preventing’ Teen Pregnancy Misses the Mark

posted on Tue, Oct 1 2013 12:31 pm by Brett Baulsir

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.

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