Today, CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, released its 2023 annual policy assessment of the largest 75 cities in the United States, finding significant progress made by cities advancing health-promoting, prevention-oriented policies that support community health.
With support from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), public health law experts from Indiana University McKinney School of Law and the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research at the Beasley School of Law present 84 opportunities for US drug policy reform at the federal, state, and local levels.
Between January 1, 2023, and May 22, 2023, legislators in 43 states and the District of Columbia introduced 196 bills addressing school entry vaccination requirements, non-medical exemptions, and scope of practice for providers to administer vaccines. Of those 196 bills, only about 5% (11 bills) were enacted, according to new data published today by the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Data published by the Center for Public Health Law Research explore state regulations across the US in place that manage access to ADHD prescription medications for children under 18 years old. These include prior authorization requirements that restrict approvals to patients of a certain age or that require additional provider involvement for specific medications before approval for payment is granted.
In the revised second edition, Legal Epidemiology: Theory and Methods [Wiley, August 15, 2023], a team of 22 distinguished researchers from across a diverse set of social science disciplines deliver a thorough primer on the problems that arise in legal epidemiology—and potential solutions to those problems.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has launched a new legal mapping resource capturing policies that may prevent overdose. The maps visualize the national policy landscape of overdose prevention centers and laws supporting community distribution of naloxone and fentanyl test strips. Each map provides links to the state law or legislation referenced, a tool for public health leaders and policymakers to find laws in other jurisdictions that may help prevent overdose.
With the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11, 2023, and the end of Medicaid’s continuous enrollment provisions meant to protect coverage during the pandemic, millions are expected to lose Medicaid coverage in the coming months. New data published today on PDAPS.org displays key features of approved state section 1115 waivers, particularly eligibility and benefit expansions that may increase access to services that benefit people with SUD, as well as expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, across all 50 states and the District of Columbia approved as of April 20, 2023.
The Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law (CPHLR) is among the recipients of a $3.89 million grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.
A new, free legal dataset captures over 8,000 machine-readable executive orders, health directives, proclamations, and policies related to COVID-19 from nearly 300 US federal, state, territory, county, city, and tribal jurisdictions.
Data released today on the CPHLR Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System at PDAPS.org capture the key features of state statutes and regulations related to informed consent for opioid prescribing in effect between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2019.