Health Law & Policy

My Experience at AIDSWatch 2017

This blog post was written by Jacob Barrera, a current student in the Health Law and Policy Clinic. Jacob is pursuing his Masters of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.   AIDSWatch is a two-day […]

New Report on HIPAA and Food Banks Mentioned in The New Food Economy

On March 30, 2017, The New Food Economy published the article “As Veggie Prescriptions Gain Traction, Food Banks Prepare to Personalize Nutrition—and Protect Privacy,” which references multiple reports from CHLPI’s Food is Medicine initiative. The article, written by Claire Brown, […]

Block Grants: Fiscal Conservatism Repackaged as Flexibility

This blog post was written by Kamika Shaw, a Student in 2017 Spring Semester of Harvard Law School’s Public Health Law and Policy Seminar. By any measure, the state of the American health care system is in flux.[i] As part of a […]

New Resource from CHLPI and Feeding America for Food Banks as Partners in Health Promotion

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI), together with Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks and pantries, announce the release of Food Banks as Partners in Health Promotion: How HIPAA and Concerns […]

Specialty Care Policy Analysis and Development in Action: An Update

On March 1, CHLPI staff and students traveled to Louisville, KY to facilitate the Tackling Lung Cancer in Kentucky Policy Workshop, a discussion among experts and advocates on what could be done at the state level to improve lung cancer […]

Helping Consumers in a Changing Health Policy Landscape: A Report from Health Action 2017

Last month, CHLPI attended Families USA’s annual health advocacy conference, Health Action 2017, in Washington D.C.  Given the tumultuous path of health policy in today’s world, the conference’s goal was to prepare health care advocates as they seek to defend […]

Medicaid Funding for Community Health Workers: Lessons Learned from Families USA’s Health Action 2017 Conference

Last month, CHLPI attended Families USA’s annual health advocacy conference, Health Action 2017, in Washington D.C. Given the tumultuous path of health policy in today’s world, the conference’s goal was to prepare health care advocates as they seek to defend […]

An Accidental Case Study: Emily’s Bone Marrow Donation

This blog post was written by Nate Szyman, a Student in 2016 Fall Semester of Harvard Law School’s Public Health Law and Policy Seminar Recently I spent the day at the hospital with my wife, Emily, as she donated bone marrow […]

Food Insecurity on Campus

This blog post was written by Susanna Barron, a Student in 2016 Fall Semester of Harvard Law School’s Public Health Law and Policy Seminar. As I was reading the assigned articles about SNAP benefits, particularly those focused on the political rhetoric […]

Exhibit A for Republican Obamacare repeal challenge: people with HIV

Written by By Julie Steenhuysen and originally published by Reuters on January 5, 2017.   Scientists have shown conclusively that treatment not only improves the health of people infected with HIV, it also stops transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. […]