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Legislators introduced more than 1,500 bills to change the authority of state and local health agencies and executive officers during 2021 and 2022 legislative sessions

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

In the legislative sessions spanning January 1, 2021, through May 20, 2022, state legislators introduced 1,531 bills to change the scope and allocation of emergency health authority, according to new data released today by the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

37 Cities Earn Overall Medals in CityHealth Assessment of New Prevention-Oriented Policy Package

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Expanding its partnership with America’s largest cities to help implement policies that can improve residents’ access to healthy choices, CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, released today its first annual ranking of the largest 75 cities with its revised 12-policy package.  

Sharp Divide in State Legislative Abortion Response to Dobbs Decision during First Two Months

Thursday, November 3, 2022

In the initial two months following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on June 24, 2022, states have engaged in a flurry of activity to either limit the impact of the decision by shoring up access to abortion or by doubling-down on the new ability to pass laws restricting access to reproductive care. 

CPHLR Receives NIH Grant to Support New Research and Dissemination Center to Make Scientific Findings about the Opioid Crisis Available to Impacted Communities

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Today, the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law (CPHLR) received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, to support the creation of a new center to deliver lay-friendly, culturally-appropriate information of the latest scientific findings to communities most affected by the pain, opioid and overdose crises.

Stalled Momentum in State Efforts to Broadly Decriminalize Possession of Most or All Controlled Substances

Thursday, September 8, 2022

States are acting to decriminalize possession of most or all controlled substances, according to updated data released today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research on LawAtlas.org that provide a high-level overview of legislation seeking to decriminalize personal drug possession. 

State Correctional Facilities Have Offered Limited Support for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment During the Pandemic

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Fewer than half of all states had established treatment policies for accessing medication for opioid use disorder in state correctional facilities preceding COVID-19, and even fewer have adapted to the changing needs for treatment during the pandemic, according to updated data published today by Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research on PDAPS.org. 

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