Our Funders


The Center for Public Health Law Research's projects and programs are supported by a variety of funders. We thank them for their support and acknowledge their contributions to the field.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has supported the Public Health Law Research Program (a national program office from 2009-2016), the Policy Surveillance Program, the Five Essential Public Health Law Services project, and a Policies for Action Research Hub housed at the Center (now part of Urban Institute). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health have broadly supported the Center's work building and sharing data. Most recently CPHLR is part of a team that has received a $21 million grant to create the Research Dissemination and Engagement Center (R-DEC) to deliver lay-friendly, culturally-appropriate information of the latest scientific findings to communities most affected by the pain, opioid and overdose crises. CPHLR will support the new center's community and stakeholder engagement efforts, building two cross-sectional legal datasets on key issues related to pain and substance use disorder.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has supported a number of CPHLR's legal maps and projects. CDC has funded CPHLR to create legal maps on patient centered medical homes, diabetes self-management education and training (DSME/T), ADHD prior authorization laws, city-level policy surveillance, scope of practice laws for physicians and pharmacists, and for the Global Health Security Assessment Project. CDC has also funded projects to develop resources to teach policy surveillance, legal epidemiology, and legal evaluation, to further build the fields of legal epidemiology and policy surveillance, and to strengthen the ability of decision makers in public health to identify and deploy laws and policies that improve health and health equity.

Funding has come from the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support through the Public Health Law Program, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, and the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

The Kellogg Foundation has supported CPHLR and ChangeLab Solutions to develop policy surveillance datasets related to laws that impact breastfeeding mothers.

Pew Charitable Trusts

With funding provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts and RWJF, CPHLR's Policy Surveillance Program team is developing legal maps tracking bills and laws governing Health in All Policies and health impact assessments from 2012 to 2016 (in progress).

University of California San Francisco

CPHLR's Policy Surveillance Program has partnered with ANSIRH (Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health) at the University of California San Francisco to create a series of legal maps tracking TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) and office-based surgery (OBS) laws (in progress).

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

Funding from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) will create a roadmap for better governance of the opioid crisis, built from evidence, expertise, and stakeholder engagement as well as an open-access data portal that publishes policy briefs and tracks, scores, and ranks laws and policies related to opioid use disorder and opioid overdose deaths.