Health Law & Policy

10/30 Event: Food is Medicine Symposium

October 30 Food is Medicine Symposium Join us for the 2nd Annual Food is Medicine Symposium! For critically and chronically ill people, food is medicine. The provision of nutritious, healthy food is crucial part of outcome-driven, cost-effective health care. Speakers will address innovative partnerships between public health insurers and food providers, cutting-edge research in the […]

Recent Web Events: Food Law & Policy Webinar and Coffee Shop Chat

COFFEE SHOP CHAT: Wed, Sept 24th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Join a discussion about the Food Law and Policy Clinic with Allison Condra and Emily Broad Leib of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. Presenters: Allison Condra, Senior Clinical Fellow, Center for Health Law  and Policy Innovation Emily Broad Leib, Director, […]

CHLPI Welcomes New Clinicians Katie Garfield and Carmel Shachar

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation welcomes new staff clinicians Katie Garfield and Carmel Shachar to the team. Katie Garfield Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic Katie joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation as a Clinical Fellow in September 2014. Katie earned her J.D. […]

Greensboro News & Record: Another reason to expand Medicaid in NC: Rising cost of treating diabetes

September 3, 2014 The following editorial appeared in the Greensboro News & Record: Diabetes is a costly epidemic in North Carolina, and it is rapidly expanding. That’s a disturbing finding headlining a report by Harvard University researchers released earlier this year. While North Carolina is fortunate to be the focus of a diabetes study by […]

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Signs Resolution to Support Breastfeeding

Last week, new mothers and babies in Mississippi won an important victory. On August 7th, the Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves signed into law a resolution introduced by Senator Kenneth Wayne Jones to support breastfeeding mothers in the state. Breastfeeding is an important tool in Mississippi’s fight for public health.  Scientific research has linked breastfeeding to […]

CHLPI Clinic Students Awarded Public Service Fellowships

Congratulations to the following former Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation clinic students who received 2014 Public Service Venture Fund fellowships to pursue diverse opportunities for 2014-2015. Stephanie Berger (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Community Law Office of Jefferson County in Alabama, where she will represent indigent criminal […]

Recent Webinar: New Legal Challenges to the ACA: Understanding the Current Landscape

WEBINAR New Legal Challenges to the ACA: Understanding the Current Landscape Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm ET || 11:00am-12:30pm CT || 10:00am-11:30am MT || 9:00am-10:30am PT Register today! HIVHealthReform.org in partnership with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School invite you to hear from panelists about the most […]

A Fighting Chance: Why States Should Eliminate Nonmedical Childhood Vaccine Exemptions

By: Madeline Morcelle, 2013* Summer Intern, Health Law & Policy Clinic In the heat of a smallpox epidemic at the turn of the century, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts empowered its cities to enforce compulsory vaccination when necessary for the public safety.  When the epidemic surged in Cambridge, the city issued an order requiring residents to be […]

The Newest Threat to the ACA: An Overview of the Halbig and King Decisions

On July 22, two different U.S Courts of Appeals issued conflicting opinions on whether an IRS rule, that holds that individuals purchasing private health insurance in both federal- and state-run exchanges are eligible for tax subsidies, is a valid interpretation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  At issue is language in the ACA that the […]

Journal Article: Speak Up! Watchdogging the ACA for People with HIV

Robert Greenwald’s article “Speak Up! Watchdogging the ACA for People with HIV” was published in Achieve (Volume 6, Number 4), a quarterly journal on HIV prevention, treatment, and politics. Greenwald states in the article: “Many states not expanding Medicaid are in the South, which has high numbers of people newly diagnosed with HIV. Without Medicaid expansion, the number of people […]