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.

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, and to further build the fields of legal epidemiology and policy surveillance.

Specifically, funding has come from 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.

National Institutes of Health

NIH has funded CPHLR to develop legal mapping datasets focused on laws related to the social determinants of health. This includes its minimum wage laws dataset (now available), and datasets under production.

Additionally, under an R13 grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), CPHLR hosted a small conference of invited experts in early 2018 to discuss the future of policy surveillance.

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).