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CPHLR at APHA 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Our team will be heading to Atlanta November 4-8, 2017 to participate in the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting. If you're joining us there, or following along from afar, here's what you can expect from the Center for Public Health Law Research and our programs.

Webinar Series: Crafting Richer Public Health Messages — Gaining Broad Policy Support in Politically Polarized Times

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Designed for public health practitioners, lawyers, researchers and scientists, government and healthcare officials, and business and community leaders, this three-part webinar series hosted by the Network for Public Health Law and the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics, will explore the interdisciplinary messaging teamwork necessary to fashion legal and policy interventions in these politically polarized times.

Federal Ban on Marijuana Creates a Patchwork of Regulatory Strategies in 27 States and DC

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A study published July 11, 2017 in Addiction finds that states are disparately regulating patient registration and civil rights, product safety labeling and packaging, and dispensaries, mimicking some aspects of federal prescription drug and controlled substances laws, and regulatory strategies used for alcohol, tobacco and traditional medicines.

Limited NIH Funding for Public Health Law Research May Present Barriers to Evidence-Based Policymaking

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has supported public health law research, but not to the extent necessary to timely evaluate laws affecting the public’s health, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

New Study Shows Majority of Opioid Prescriptions are Highly Concentrated among Small Percentage of Florida Prescribers

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Four percent of Florida prescribers account for the majority of opioids on the market, according to a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study finds that these Florida high-risk prescribers accounted for 67 percent of the opioid volume and 40 percent of the total opioid prescriptions dispensed in the state between July 2010 and June 2011.

Laws Can Increase Flu Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Workers

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Laws mandating flu vaccines for health care workers increase their vaccination rates, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, examines the relationship between state laws regulating flu vaccines for health care workers and the state-level immunization rates among health care workers between 2001-2011.

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