Nearly Half of All States Have Now Passed Laws Limiting Authority to Respond to Public Health Emergencies

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Newly updated data released today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research on captures details of laws in 21 states that establish new limits on executive authority to act in response to public health emergencies.  

Latest Research: Modest Progress on State Laws to Promote Naloxone and Syringe Access

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Newly released data synthesizes trends in state laws to increase access to naloxone and sterile syringes. The data, published to the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research, supports the need to accelerate states’ adoption of harm reduction strategies, including providing access to sterile syringes, support services, and the overdose reversal drug naloxone, to prevent opioid overdose death and the transmission of blood-borne diseases in the United States.   

Many States Leaving Policy Options on the Table in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic during COVID-19, According to New Data

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A variety of legal and policy options exist for states to increase permanent access to life-saving medications to treat opioid use disorder during the pandemic, but most states have not changed their laws or adopted those policies, according to new data released today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research. 

US Experiencing Increasingly Restricted Access to Abortion Care

Thursday, December 9, 2021

The legal limitations restricting access to reproductive health care in the United States continue to expand at a significant pace, according to updated data released today by the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University on The data now capture comprehensive details of abortion laws from December 2018 through October 2021.

New CityHealth Data Show 37 out of 40 Largest U.S. Cities Earn National Medal for Prioritizing Community Health

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

America’s largest cities have reached a new milestone in public health: 37 out of the 40 largest U.S. cities (92.5%) received top marks for adopting policies that improve people’s health, according to new data released today by CityHealth.