Center for Public Health Law Research Statement on Racial Injustice and Equity

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

As public health law researchers, we seek to affirm and amplify facts and evidence. Systems produce the results they are designed to, and it is a deeply rooted fact that American systems have been built, reinforced, and normalized, generation after generation, to uphold and assert systemic and interpersonal racism, favoring white lives while actively oppressing and harming Black individuals and communities, and other communities of color.

Updated Data Show Few Changes in Legal Protections for Practitioners Who Refuse Reproductive Health Services, and for their Patients

Thursday, May 7, 2020

New data published today to explore the complexities of state laws that protect health care providers who refuse to provide reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization, contraception, and emergency contraception, because the service goes against their conscientious beliefs.

Fellow Awarded Grant by The Podiatry Foundation

Thursday, February 13, 2020

CPHLR Fellow Dr. Tom Brewer, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management in the College of Public Health at Kent State University, received a $59,820 grant to conduct a nationwide review of Medicaid statutes and regulations related to coverage for podiatry services. The project, entitled "Medicaid Coverage for Podiatric Care: National Survey," was funded by The Podiatry Foundation whose mission is to promote and foster podiatric medical education and research.

Updated Abortion Law Data Show an Active Year for Reproductive Rights in the US Marked by Increased Restrictions and Court Activity

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The landscape of abortion law in the United States saw increase in targeted restrictions in 2019, but also some efforts to protect access by state governments and courts, according to data published today to by the Center for Public Health Law Research.