News & Events

CHLPI hosts a number of health- and food-related events throughout the academic year and presents on its areas of expertise at conferences and events around the country.

Health Law

Students and staff in the Health Law and Policy Clinic develop cutting-edge policy recommendations at the state and national levels in both the legislative and regulatory arenas.

Food Law

The Food Law and Policy Clinic aims to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assist small farmers and producers in participating in food markets.


CHLPI staff and students author reflections, ideas, and critiques of topical health law and food law and policy issues.

  • CHLPI Submits Comments on MassHealth 1115 Waiver Proposal

    On July 15, 2016, CHLPI submitted two comment letters to Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) regarding its proposal to amend the state Medicaid program’s (MassHealth’s) Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver. Under the proposed waiver, MassHealth will transition away from siloed fee-for-service care by establishing provider-led Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These ACOs will […]

  • New Guidance from the Public Health Institute and CDC on Food System Assessments Directs Hospital Staff to CHLPI Food Bank Resource

    On July 22, 2016, the Tackling Hunger Project, a partnership between the Public Health Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released Making Food Systems Part of Your Community Health Needs Assessment: Practical Guidance from the TACKLING HUNGER Project. The Guide offers practical tools to hospitals on how to incorporate an assessment of […]

  • Reducing Food Waste Through Consumer Education, Part 1

    Written by Jabari Brown,  J.D. Candidate 2017 at the University of Oregon School of Law, and Summer 2016 intern in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic As we waste food, we waste money. Overall, our nation wastes a total of 40% of all food produced. The problem of food waste is both a […]

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