The Problem: Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for many public health harms. Impaired driving is one of the largest contributors to motor vehicle crashes. Each year in the United States more than 10,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2010, these crashes accounted for almost a third of all U.S. traffic-related deaths. CDC: Impaired Driving Factsheet.
In this Critical Opportunities presentation, James Anderson, JD, from RAND Corporation, explains how city blocks that have some land parcels zoned for residential use experience substantially less crime than blocks that are zoned only for commercial or industrial uses. He suggests encouraging residential zoning in commercial areas as a way to reduce crime.
This map identifies and displays key features of laws that seek to prevent traumatic brain injuries (concussions) in youth sports. The map includes laws from 50 states and the District of Columbia from 2009 to 2013.
Public Health Management Corporation/National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
This LawAtlas map shows state statutes and regulations that address health departments’ ability to release and use personally identifiable information for communicable disease cases to promote public health and coordinate care.
This dataset examines some of the characteristics of laws and regulations governing reporting requirements, database access, data retention, and penalties for unlawful disclosure of data for US prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP).
This set of six LawAtlas maps outline the current state of statutes and regulations governing oil and gas drilling and development activities as they relate to water quality and water quantity. The maps cover the use of water and five stages of development: permitting, design & construction; well drilling; well completion; production and operation; and reclamation.