Law and Health Policy

The ADA at 30: the Importance of Law and Health Policy in Expanding Equity

On July 26th the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates 30 years of ensuring the rights of over 61 million persons with disabilities to pursue and enjoy the same opportunities available to all Americans. Similar to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA codifies protections that seek to improve access and participation and eliminate barriers imposed by discrimination, but with a focus on those with disabilities...

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Oral Health Report

Laws and policies can help support healthier, safer, and more livable communities, and promote health and positive health behaviors such as increasing the use of oral health care and services, and supporting achievement of national goals in this area proposed by Healthy People 2020. The newest report, Using Law and Policy to Promote the Use of Oral Health Services in the United States, is the fifth in a series of reports that highlight the practical application of law and policy to improve health across the nation...

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Substance Abuse Report

Laws and policies can help support healthier, safer, and more livable communities, reduce the negative effects of alcohol use, and support achievement of national goals proposed by Healthy People 2020. The newest report, The Role of Law and Policy in Reducing Deaths Attributable to Alcohol to Reach Healthy People’s Substance Abuse Goals in the United States, is the fourth in a series of reports that highlight the practical application of law and policy to improve health across the nation...

Webinar: A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Suicide: The Role of Law, Policy, and Social Determinants of Health

May 26, 2020 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT | Register Now

Join us on Tuesday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET for a webinar to learn how a comprehensive approach that includes laws and policies can be used to prevent suicide. The webinar will highlight how an evidence-based approach can be taken to reduce suicides in communities, which includes working with partners and various sectors to address the broader social determinants of health while also leveraging legal and policy tools...