In 2011, governors and conservative legislatures in four of 11 states with state-run monopoly spirits sales pushed to shift to private sales at many more outlets, while Georgia voted on allowing off-premises alcohol sales on Sundays.
This project will look at the implementation of Virginia’s newly-enacted Health Care Decisions Act (HCDA) and identify the key barriers and enabling factors that will determine the law’s ultimate impact on health outcomes, safety, and quality of life for persons with severe mental illness.
Dental erosion is a widespread and increasing problem. This study will answer the question of what law and legal practices impact the consumption and purchase in Central Appalachia of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and citric acid drinks (CADs) that adversely affect oral health.
This project will develop a framework for identifying factors that shape states’ choices among policy options across a number of public health policy issues, and understanding how these choices are related to population health.
This paper examines the scope of inquiry into the measurement and assessment of the state public health policy environment.
This project examines these legal challenges and their effects on the entry of generic drugs and access to medicines.
This project will examine the impact of New Jersey’s HIV disclosure laws on 500 HIV-positive and 250 “at risk” residents of New Jersey.
Measures include participants’ understanding of the law, perceived HIV related stigma, comfort with seropositive status disclosure, HIV testing and sexual behavior.
State and local governments make important decisions about how resources and services — including public health services — are provided to citizens. This study will examine how these decisions impact population health.
This project aims to study whether laws that target reducing emissions from local polluting activities have distinguishable health impacts: What federal, state, and local regulations can reduce or shift electricity demand in New York City away from peak hours; how will local New York City power plants respond to that changing demand; and will those plant-specific responses have any significant health impacts for local populations?