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.

Updated data show sharp increase in laws limiting state and local authority in public health emergencies

Thursday, December 2, 2021

There are now 19 states with laws limiting governors’ or state health officials’ authority during the COVID-19 pandemic or other emergencies, according to newly updated data published today on This is an increase from 11 states in June 2021.

Majority of US Hourly Workers Face Unpredictable Scheduling in Absence of Fair Workweek Law Protections

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The majority of US jurisdictions have not passed fair workweek laws that seek to protect workers from unpredictable scheduling practices, according to a new report by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research, funded by the TIME'S UP Foundation.