Discretionary Programs: Reinforcing Health Care as a Good Rather Than a Right

This blog post was written by Megan Ma, a Student in 2017 Fall Semester of Harvard Law School’s Public Health Law and Policy Seminar.  A noticeable similarity across three discretionary programs – The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Title X, and Veterans Affairs is the sentiment that such programs, while helping to serve the health care needs […]

‘Food is Medicine’ Symposium Attracts Dozens

Originally published by The Harvard Crimson on Monday, October 24, 2016. Written by Margot D. Dionne, Contributing Writer. Images via twitter.   Dozens gathered at the Law School Friday to discuss the importance of nutrition and to consider how people can gain access to healthy food in the United States. The Center for Health Law and […]

FLPC Releases Toolkit to Promote Food Waste Reduction

Today the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) releases Keeping Food Out of the Landfill: Policy Ideas for States and Localities. This toolkit provides comprehensive information on eight different policy areas that states and localities can consider as they ramp up efforts to reduce food waste. There are great opportunities for food […]

Screening Toolkit for Not Really Expired is Now Available

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), in partnership with Racing Horse Productions, has released a screening toolkit for the short film EXPIRED? Food Waste in America. Expired? was released in February 2016 and explores how misleading date labels on food products contribute to food waste in America. By now, Expired? has more than […]

FLPC and NRDC Release New Fact Sheet on Strengthening Protections for Food Donation

Food donation provides a critical link between organizations with wholesome surplus foods and the 42 million Americans who are food-insecure today. Yet while there are strong federal and state protections, many food manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants cite fear of liability as one of the main barriers to donating food. The Harvard Law School Food Law […]

CHLPI Talks Policy at the Annual Food is Medicine Coalition Symposium in New York

On September 12-14, CHLPI attended and presented at the Food is Medicine Coalition’s annual Advocacy Capacity Building Symposium. For years, CHLPI has partnered with the Food is Medicine Coalition (FIMC), a national network of food and nutrition service providers that work to help nutritious food reach those who are severely ill. Together, FIMC and CHLPI […]

CHLPI Highlights Food Is Medicine at the 2016 National Public Health Law Conference

On September 17, 2016, CHLPI’s Staff Attorney Katie Garfield presented on the Center’s innovative research and advocacy work on the role of food as medicine at the 2016 National Public Health Law Conference in Washington, D.C.  The Conference, organized by The Network for Public Health Law and American Society for Law, Medicine, and Ethics, brought together […]

Health Care Policy Research Assistants Needed (Paid Position)

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is seeking several research assistants to work on a time-sensitive and critical analysis of health care policy implementation in private insurance markets and the health insurance exchanges.  These positions are paid and will last until the New Year, with an option to extend.  Work/study eligibility is not […]

CHLPI Launches Groundbreaking Campaign to Enforce Health Care Rights for People Living With HIV In Seven States

In the face of highly restrictive and discriminatory health insurance plans within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) is undertaking a new advocacy campaign to enforce the health care rights guaranteed by the ACA for people living with HIV and other chronic […]

Harvard Law School to Launch Pilot Food Donation Program with Food For Free in Effort to Reduce Food Waste and Enhance Food Recovery

We are thrilled to announce that Harvard Law School will join the growing list of colleges and universities in Massachusetts and around the nation that donate excess foods to those in need, thanks to a new partnership with Cambridge-based Food For Free, a leading food recovery organization committed to rescuing food that might otherwise go […]