Equitable Rebuilding from COVID-19: Ensuring Quality Care for Vulnerable Populations

WebinarsCOVID-19COVID-19 and Health EquityMental Health and Well-BeingOpioid Misuse and Overdose PreventionTelehealth

May 11, 2021
by Amy Lieberman, Corey Davis and Jill Krueger

In this webinar, presenters will describe the nature of the laws being announced from the judicial bench or proposed in state legislatures, the process by which they are being formulated in every level and branch of government, and the principles that should guide legal developments as we seek to balance the facts, expert opinion, and civic participation, as well as guard against harmful unforeseen consequences.

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Legal Protections for Public Health Officials During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resource CollectionLegal Protections for Public Health OfficialsPublic Health Authority

January 25, 2021
by Brooke Torton

Nationwide, state and local public health officials working to protect the public from COVID-19 are on the receiving end of threatening and harassing conduct for simply fulfilling their duty to protect the public health. In response, the Network conducted research to examine whether the states and Washington, D.C., have criminal statutes punishing individuals who impede public health officials’ duties with such behavior.

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Regulation of Cannabis-Infused Edibles

Policy BriefSubstance Use Prevention and Harm ReductionCannabis Legalization and Regulation

August 4, 2020
by Mathew R. Swinburne

A number of states have passed laws permitting the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis. Many also allow cannabis-infused edibles to be manufactured, sold, and consumed. Cannabis edibles present a unique set of public health challenges including risk of ingestion by children and risk of acute intoxication due to delayed onset of the effects of cannabis when consumed as an edible. To address the public health challenges of dosing, attractiveness to children, and food safety, this survey examines eight pertinent variables.

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