Health Law & Policy

CHLPI Welcomes Visiting Scholar Kirsten Van Fossen

Kirsten Van Fossen is a first-year PhD student from the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, where she researches with the Centre for Industrial Sustainability. In her project, Kirsten is taking a systems engineering approach to investigate how actors within the industrial food system and healthcare system might further integrate to help shift consumers towards […]

New Publication| Food is Prevention: The Case for Integrating Food and Nutrition Interventions into Healthcare

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates CHLPI has just released a new report, Food is Prevention: The Case for Integrating Food and Nutrition Interventions into Healthcare. Chronic illness is taking its toll on the health of America. Half of all adults in the United States have one or more chronic illnesses. The […]

New Publication: Food Banks as Partners in Health Promotion: Creating Connections for Client & Community Health

In July 2015 CHLPI released the white paper Food Banks as Partners in Health Promotion: Creating Connections for Client & Community Health. Food banks are embedded in local communities across the country. They are central to the economic well-being of clients, who often struggle to find regular access to food. Food banks partner with government agencies, donors, […]

New Publication: Reconsidering Cost-Sharing for Diabetes Self-Management Education: Recommendations for Policy Reform

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation PATHS program just released the report Reconsidering Cost-Sharing for Diabetes Self-Management Education: Recommendations for Policy Reform (June 2015). Diabetes self-management education (DSME) provides a valuable opportunity for individuals living with diabetes to gain the knowledge, skills, and motivation to effectively manage their condition, and thereby avoid or postpone the onset […]

CHLPI Study on HCV Health Insurance Restrictions Published in Annals of Internal Medicine

On June 30, 2015, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, along with researchers from Brown University Department of Medicine, Rhode Island’s Miriam Hospital, Treatment Action Group, and Kirby Institute of Australia, was highlighted in an article published by the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study examined reimbursement criteria for sofosbuvir (Sovaldi), a highly […]

Summary of SCOTUS Decision on King v. Burwell

On Thursday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell upheld the Government’s provision of health care insurance subsidies to lower-income individuals living in states with Federally-run health insurance exchanges. This case was crucially important for the continued survival of the Affordable Care Act and could have resulted in potentially five million Americans losing health care […]

6/29 Webinar: What does the Supreme Court’s Decision in King v. Burwell Mean for the Future of the Affordable Care Act?

Webinar: Monday, June 29, 2015 3:30-4:30 PM EDT On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for healthcare plans provided to individuals through federally-run health insurance exchanges. This landmark decision preserves healthcare access for up to 12 million Americans and keeps the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intact. It is the most significant healthcare […]

AIDS.gov Shares CHLPI’s DOI Templates as a Tool to Fight Health Insurance Discrimination

The blog for aids.gov, the federally-run website for information about the government’s agencies and programs engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, policy, and research efforts in the United States, highlighted CHLPI’s newest tool in fighting discrimination against people living with HIV from health insurance providers. The Templates, available here, are downloadable forms that advocates, providers, and consumers […]

View the Webinar: Sharing Schools in Massachusetts: Maximizing Use of School Buildings and Grounds for Community Health

On Wednesday, May 13th, presenters from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the American Heart Association on presented a webinar on how Massachusetts’ schools are successfully sharing space with the community to get students and parents active and healthy during non-school hours. The webinar covered how to develop […]

CHLPI Welcomes Health Law and Policy 2015 Summer Interns

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the Health Law and Policy Clinic for the summer. Meredith Fierro is a rising third-year student at Boston College Law.  She is a member of the European Union National Moot Court Team, competed in the Wendell F. Grimes […]