Evidence Library

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Adrienne Ghorashi, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Patty Skuster, JD, MPP •
CPHLR Fellow
DeAnna Baumle, JD, MSW •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Amy Cook, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Alexandra Hess, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research

On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned nearly 50 years of precedent protecting the right to an abortion prior to viability. Previously under Roe v. Wade, the existing legal landscape of abortion was a complex patchwork of state laws and court decisions regulating access to the procedure. The Dobbs decision further compromised abortion access by allowing states to ban all or most abortions.  

 
Kristen E. Murray •
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Amy Cook, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Caitlin Davie, JD •
CPHLR

This dataset on LawAtlas.org explores statutes and regulations addressing school lunch policies in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. This dataset is valid through April 1, 2021.

 
Sophia Mitchell, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
DeAnna Baumle, JD, MSW •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Lindsay Cloud, Esq •
Center for Public Health Law Research

Unpredictable scheduling practices subject workers to irregular and inconsistent work hours and provide them with little to no control over their schedules. These practices have been shown to cause negative health outcomes including increased stress, food and housing insecurity, and negative effects on mental and emotional wellbeing.

 
Scott Burris, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Adrienne Ghorashi, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Lindsay Cloud, Esq •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Rachel Rebouché, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Patty Skuster, JD, MPP •
CPHLR Fellow
Antonella Lavelanet •

The Identifying Data for the Empirical Assessment of Law (IDEAL) method, developed by a team of academics, lawyers, reproductive health experts and law students, follows three steps to support the development of evidence-based guidelines and practice related to abortion law. The process identifies social science and epidemiological evidence that does not explicitly address the law, but can nonetheless enhance the understanding of legal effects and identify research gaps and priority research topics.

 
Adrienne Ghorashi, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research

As long as the FDA’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for mifepristone remain in place, it creates an unnecessary barrier to access safe medication for abortion and miscarriage care. This article discusses why it’s critical to permanently remove the REMS to reduce the disproportionate harms of abortion restrictions on communities of color, and advance equity in and access to timely and essential reproductive health care.

 
Staff •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This map presents state-level statutes and regulations that regulate earned sick leave laws in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as of January 1, 2021. Specifically, the map identifies whether earned sick leave is regulated by state law, the probationary period an employer may impose before allowing an employee to use leave, the rate of accrual, the limit an employer may place on the use and accrual of leave, and under which circumstances leave may be used by an employee.

 
Staff •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This study, by researchers from CDC and the Center for Public Health Law Research, used policy surveillance to inventory state Medicaid prior authorization policies for ADHD medication.

 

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