News & Events

CHLPI Presents to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS on Alarming Trends in the Health Insurance Marketplaces

On February 12, 2015, Representatives from Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) presented to the members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) during a two-day long meeting on progress and challenges to the council’s charter of advancing the prevention and cure of HIV and AIDS and ensuring that […]

Progress on New Jersey Diabetes Legislation

By Katie Garfield (CHLPI Clinical Fellow, JD ‘11) On Thursday, February 5, New Jersey took an important first step towards the goal of providing key diabetes services to its Medicaid beneficiaries. In a hearing session, the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee of the New Jersey legislature approved the text Assembly Bill 3460. If passed, […]

RA Position for Mental Health and Reproductive Rights in International Law (Spanish Required)

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is seeking a research assistant to help analyze the role of mental health and reproductive rights in international law.  In particular, the analysis will focus on national and international law related to countries in Central and South America.  All applicants should therefore have sufficient Spanish fluency to […]

Food Law and Policy Clinic Speaks at 1st Annual Food Tank Summit

Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, joined other food advocates for the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit, hosted by Food Tank in partnership with George Washington University. The summit, spanning January 21 and 22, featured different speakers from the food and agriculture field, including researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government […]

Food Law and Policy Clinic Awarded Grant from Harvard’s Inaugural Climate Change Solutions Fund

Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), received one of seven grants awarded for research projects aimed at confronting the challenge of climate change and accelerating clean-energy solutions. The Climate Change Solutions Fund was created by Harvard University’s President Drew Faust to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to […]

CHLPI Delivers Keynote at 7th Annual Hunger Action Summit

On January 30th, Robert Greenwald, clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, was the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Hunger Action Summit sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and held at Santa Clara University. Robert’s presentation highlighted efforts to secure […]

Harvard Delta Clinical Fellow’s Work on Breastfeeding in MS Highlighted

Last week, the Jackson Free Press published a cover story, via the Hechinger Report, on Breastfeeding Rates in Mississippi. Despite the numerous health benefits, Mississippi has some of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country. This is especially problematic because the benefits of breastfeeding address many of the health issues that plague Mississippi, such as high […]

The Sacramento Bee: Hepatitis C Drug’s High Cost Hits California Budget

The Sacramento Bee January 16, 2015 Hepatitis C drug’s high cost hits California budget “Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough new drug for hepatitis C, health officials around the country warned of dire consequences for state budgets. The drug is expensive – about $1,000 a pill, or $84,000 for a […]

Connecticut Post: Law Could Open Door for Home Cooking

Connecticut Post January 16, 2015 Law could open door for home cooking “This session, the Connecticut General Assembly will weigh a bill that would allow people to make food in their homes for commercial sale, dubbed “cottage food” production…’Allowing for cottage food operations is an easy way that states can support the development of small […]

CHLPI Files Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court

In an effort to support the provision of federal subsidies for purchasing health insurance for low-income individuals in all States, the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation spearheaded the filing of an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief requests that the Court affirm a court of appeals decision upholding […]