Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jun 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Innovative Strategies to Address Diaper Need

posted on Thu, Jun 22 2017 7:24 am by Jill Krueger

The inability to afford diapers for babies and toddlers is a significant source of stress for low-income families. As discussed in a previous Network blog post, gaps in federal safety net programs currently prevent them from addressing this challenge. However, innovative strategies to address diaper need are emerging. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Action, Not Rhetoric, Needed to Reverse the Opioid Overdose Epidemic - Q&A

posted on Mon, Jun 19 2017 3:21 pm by Corey Davis

The recently released Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics supplemental issue features articles authored by presenters at the Public Health Law Conference in Washington D.C. Corey Davis, deputy director at the Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region Office, co-authored the article, “Action, Not Rhetoric, Needed to Reverse the Opioid Overdose Epidemic.” In the following Q&A, Corey discusses his article and how it addresses a critical public health issue.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

May Public Health Law News Round-Up

posted on Wed, Jun 7 2017 1:19 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Some of the public health law and policy stories that made headlines in May include new legislation in Delaware addressing opioid addiction and overdose; states’ efforts to change laws that prohibit the use of sunscreen in schools; active transportation as a tool for increasing physical activity among children; regulation of donated breastmilk; the gap in maternal care in the U.S.; and the impact of federal and state preemption on local paid sick leave laws.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Public Health Law and Practice

posted on Tue, Jun 6 2017 4:13 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

The recently released Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics supplemental issue features articles authored by presenters at the Public Health Law Conference in Washington, D.C. Jill Krueger, director at the Network for Public Health Law – Northern Region Office, co-authored the article, “Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Public Health Law Practice.” In the following Q&A, Jill discusses her article and how it addresses a critical public health issue.

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How the Law Can Help Realize the Potential of School Nursing in Public Health

posted on Tue, Jun 6 2017 3:44 pm by Kerri McGowan Lowrey

Registered professional school nurses provide important access to prevention services, early detection, and mental health services for school-aged children and adolescents. For many children, the school nurse may be the only health care provider they will see all year. School nurses are uniquely positioned at the intersection of student health and education; and they are trained to understand the complexity of the relationship between physical and mental well-being and academic success.

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