Evidence Library

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Elizabeth Ann Glass Geltman, JD, LLM •
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

This dataset explores which states have enacted death with dignity legislation, which outlaw physician-assisted suicide, which make the practice criminal and which are considering changes to current state policy legalizing the practice under certain circumstances.

 
Marizen Ramirez, PhD, MPH •
University of Minnesota

Schools are often held responsible for preventing or addressing cyberbullying, yet little is known about school administrator perceptions of cyberbullying and the challenges they face in addressing this public health issue. This study examined school administrators’ perceptions of the facilitators of cyberbullying and barriers to primary and secondary prevention strategies.

 
Cheryl Sbarra, JD •
Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, Inc.
Margaret Reid •
Boston Public Health Commission
Wenjun Li, PhD •
University of Massachusetts Medical School

This article reviews Boston's 2012 cigar packaging regulation and its impact on young people's access to inexpensive flavored cigars. 

 
Elizabeth Rigby, PhD •
George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

This study examined economic and health outcome data from all 50 states between 1999-2010. The researchers find better health outcomes in states that enacted higher tax credits for the poor or higher minimum wage laws and in states without a right-to-work law that limits union power. These policies focus on increasing the incomes of low-income and working-class families, instead of on shaping the resources available to wealthier individuals.

 
Barbara Dennison, MD •
Health Research Inc./New York State Department of Health
Trang Nguyen, MD, DrPH •
Health Research Inc./New York State Department of Health

Breastfeeding provides maternal and infant health benefits. Maternity care practices encompassed in the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are positively associated with improved breastfeeding outcomes. This study assessed changes in maternity care practices and lactation support.

 
Scott Burris, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Laura Hitchcock, JD •
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH, MA •
Temple University
Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS •
CDC, Public Health Law Program
Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH •
CDC, Public Health Law Program

This article, published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, makes the case for the practice of policy surveillance to improve public health.

 
Don Des Jarlais, PhD •
amfAR

This study reviewed changes to laws permitting ‘syringe exchanges’ and the provision of public funding for such programs, and finds that most of the changes in law occurred during the 1990s, five to 10 years later than in many other countries.

 

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