Scott Burris, JD, professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and Director of the Center for Public Health Law Research, was awarded the prestigious Jay Healey Health Law Teachers Award today, June 8, 2018. The award was presented during a lunchtime ceremony at the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics 2018 Health Law Professors Conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Director Scott Burris and Project Coordinator Abraham Gutman joined "This Week in Health Law" to discuss the failures associated with the Fair Housing Act, including the delayed implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, the eviction epidemic highlighted in Matthew Desmond’s book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," the tragedy of the silos in public health interventions, and the application of the concept of “health in all policies” to the housing crisis.
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.
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.
The Center for Public Health Law Research will join a town hall panel to discuss how the current political and legal environment may impact health and well-being.
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.
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.
Three specific economic policies, namely higher tax credits for the poor, increasing state-level minimum wages and not requiring union membership as a condition of employment, can have positive health benefits, according to a study out today in Health Affairs.