Health Law & Policy

CHLPI’s Clinics are Now Accepting Applicants for the Summer Internship Program

The Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) are now accepting interns for summer 2016. Program Information: The summer internship program will run from Monday, May 23rd  to Friday, July 29th, for a minimum of 40 hours per week. There is some flexibility with regard to start and end dates as long […]

11/19 Harvard African Law Association | AIDS Benefit Dinner

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 7-9PM | Harvard Law School | Milstein West – 1585 AIDS Benefit Dinner Through the generosity of the Milbank Tweed Student Conference Fund, the Harvard African Law will hold a benefit dinner to commemorate World AIDS Day and stand in solidarity with those fighting to eradicate HIV/AIDS across the world, and […]

CHLPI Director Featured on Marketplace

On November 11, Marketplace reported on a new study from Avalere examining patient access to HIV medications in the 2015 Silver Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) of the Affordable Care Act. This study draws attention to major issues around coverage and cost of HIV medications in these plans and reinforces findings by Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy […]

Powerful Hepatitis C Notice From U.S. Government Will Expand Access to High Cost Meds

Carmel Shachar, clinical instructor at law at Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, explained the implications of the new guidance notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on access to Hepatitis C medications in an opinion piece for, a leading online resource for health care professionals on HIV/AIDS and […]

CHLPI Director Quoted in Wall Street Journal

On November 5, 2015, Wall Street Journal released “Federal Officials Warn States on Hepatitis C Drug Restrictions” about the federal government’s strong warning to states with Medicaid programs that have placed unreasonable restrictions to accessing the Hepatitis C (HCV) cure. The article by Joseph Walker reviews the guideline Notice released by the Centers for Medicare & […]

Harvard’s Third Annual ‘Food Is Medicine’ Symposium

Harvard University graduate Kelly Lee Morrow joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic for the Third Annual Food is Medicine Symposium on October 29, 2015. Read her blog post about the symposium, originally posted at Kelly’s Bright Light on Monday, November 2, 2015. Thursday, October 29, I attended the Food Is […]

New Publication | The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit

CHLPI has just released The Food is Medicine Advocacy Toolkit: Using Advocacy to Expand Opportunities for Food and Nutrition Services in Public and Private Healthcare Systems. The release is the latest in a series of publications on CHLPI’s work to integrate access to nutrition and housing services as core components of health care. Food is Medicine was released […]

10/26 Beating HCV: An Open Forum on Opportunities & Challenges for Treating Hepatitis C

October 26, 2015 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM | New Orleans, LA The Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School, in collaboration with NO/AIDS Task Force dba CrescentCare, is Beating HCV: An Open Forum on Opportunities and Challenges for Treating Hepatitis C in Louisiana on October 26, 2015. HCV is currently taking a dramatic toll on the […]

S. 1557 Comments Template

This template is designed to allow advocates, organizations, and individuals to submit easily to the Department of Health and Human Services comments on the proposed regulations to implement the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

10/21 Webinar | Beating Type 2 Diabetes: Recommendations for Federal Policy Reform

Watch a recording of the webinar and download PPT slides from presenters here. Wednesday, October 21, 2015   2:00PM – 3:00PM EST Across the United States, more than 29 million people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, at a cost of more than $245 billion per year. Now is the time for action to turn the tide […]