New LawAtlas Data Show Widespread Preemption Efforts by US States in Policy Domains that Could Improve Health

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Across the US, states are increasingly using preemption to stymie local advancement of public health policy strategies, according to updated data released to by the Center for Public Health Law Research and the National League of Cities with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

New Data Show Missed Opportunities and Barriers to Access for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in States

Thursday, December 10, 2020

As states continue facing rising opioid-related deaths, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are missing opportunities to provide access to proven treatment through medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), according to new data released to by the Center for Public Health Law Research.

New Data Show a Number of Opportunities Exist for States to Lift Working Families Out of Poverty with the Earned Income Tax Credit

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), in place in over half of all US states, are estimated to help lift 5.6 million out of poverty, yet gaps remain, according to new data published today to

CPHLR at APHA 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

Our team will be participating in the 2020 virtual American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 24-28. Here's what you can expect from the Center for Public Health Law Research and our programs at the conference.

Updated Abortion Law Data Show Continued Litigation and Increased Legal Restrictions Despite Ongoing Pandemic

Thursday, October 1, 2020

In a year marked by the global COVID-19 pandemic, US states and courts continued to enact and uphold increased restrictions on abortion and access to reproductive health care, according to updated data published today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research.

Center, with more than 20 Experts, Advocates and Officials, Issues Open Letter in Support of Properly Addressing Homelessness during Pandemic

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Protestors camped on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway are raising vital issues about safety and dignity for people experiencing homelessness, and are worried that the Mayor’s office is considering action to disperse the protest. The Center for Public Health Law Research has organized an open letter emphasizing the importance of crafting a peaceful, thoughtful and human way forward. More than 20 housing and health experts, advocates, and members of Pennsylvania state government have now signed the letter.

New Data Capture Eviction Laws in 40 US Cities

Thursday, June 11, 2020

New data released today on describe a patchwork landscape of laws governing eviction in 40 of the largest US cities. Nearly 1 million households are evicted from their homes each year, a number that is likely compounded by the impact of COVID-19.

Twelve states will lift their moratoriums on eviction between June 15 and August 31, affecting five of the 40 cities on the new LawAtlas maps — Charlotte, NC, Jacksonville, FL, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh.