Wednesday, September 22, 2010


State Attorneys General "are powerful but under-recognized players in establishing and refining health policy. Much of their work protects the public’s health, but arguably, they can obstruct health goals," write Stephen Teret, J.D., M.P.H., and Lainie Rutkow, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Center for Law and the Public's Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health., in comments that appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association (September 22, 2010).

Teret and Rutkow are also the authors of "The Potential for State Attorneys General to Promote the Public’s Health: Theory, Evidence, and Practice,"  a recent publication in the PHLR "Theory, Practice and Evidence Series," that explores the significant authority and capacity of Attorneys General to promote the public’s health.

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Journal of the American Medical Association 
The Role of State Attorneys General in Health Policy