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Introducing LawAtlas!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

PHLR has launched its newest tool for providing access to public health law research: LawAtlas.org.

LawAtlas.org is an online portal that allows visitors to explore variation in laws across U.S. states and over time. This site currently provides access to data that maps laws relating to specific current public health issues like distracted driving, syringe exchange, overdose prevention and sports concussions, with many more to come in the near future.

Awareness of New Jersey HIV exposure law is not associated with reduced sexual risk behavior, study shows

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A New Jersey law requiring individuals with HIV to disclose their HIV-positive status to their sexual partners does not appear to be an effective HIV prevention intervention, according to a study published online on September 20 in the American Journal of Public Health.

Public Health Law Research Opens 4th Funding Round

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PHLR, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released its fourth call for proposals on studies that focus on the effects of laws and policies on public health.

The new call for proposals is available online: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21388

The deadline for submitting brief proposals is April 4, 2012 (3 p.m. EST).

Public Health Law Research Program Funds 15 New Studies

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The public health effects of laws  on issues such as food safety, the health impacts of local power plants, youth concussions, and monitoring prescription drug use and access will be investigated through 15 new research projects  funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program.

The grants announced today total more than $2 million. They include short-term studies of specific laws or regulations, long-term evaluations and time-sensitive studies, and legal datasets. 

JHPPL Call for PHLR Papers Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law invites submissions of papers for a special issue on public health law research (PHLR) planned for early 2013. The journal will accept five to seven papers to run in this issue after undergoing peer review. 

 

Eligible Papers

Papers must address a topic in public health law—defined as the relation of law and legal practices to population health—and fit one or more of the following descriptions:

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