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‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

Originally published by healio.com on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Written by Robert Linnehan and Katrina Altersitz.   The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health […]

CA Governor Signs Food is Medicine Pilot into Law

Thousands of Californians who struggle with serious illness will soon find it easier to eat healthy meals that are just right for the nutrition challenges unique to their diseases. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed California SB 97 into law, funding […]

CHLPI’s Associate Director Speaks to Healio.com on the Senate Health Care Bill

CHLPI’s Associate Director, Caitlin McCormick-Brault, was interviewed by healio.com for a June 22, 2017 story on the newly released Senate version of the health care bill meant to replace the Affordable Care Act. The article, Senate health care bill takes […]

America Needs To Get More Strategic About Food Policy

Originally published on huffingtonpost.com on June 14, 2017. Written by Emily Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, […]

Edible Manhattan Applauds FLPC’s U.S. Food Waste Policy Finder

A May 22, 2017 story published on Edible Manhattan applauds the recent creation of tools to help reduce food waste across the nation. The article, These 2 Tools Will Help Us Reduce Food Waste by 50 Percent by 2030, says “These […]

2018 Farm Bill Holds Potential to Reduce Problem of Food Waste in America

Originally written by Stacey McFadin and published on May 26, 2017 by Food Tank. According to a report published by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the U.S. spends US$218 billion annually to grow, handle, deliver, and […]

FLPC Clinical Fellow Accepted to the Stone Barns Exchange Fellowship​

Congrats to FLPC Clinical Fellow Lee Miller! Lee was accepted to the Stone Barns Exchange Fellowship, an exclusive fellowship program for inspirational leaders with big ideas, a deep understanding of the food system, and the skills to collaborate with a diverse […]

In major shift, Pa. to expand hepatitis C treatment for Medicaid patients

Originally written by Don Sapatkin and published by The Philadelphia Inquirer on May 16, 2017.   Under pressure from advocacy organizations that had threatened a lawsuit, the Wolf administration said Tuesday that it would expand Medicaid coverage for treatment of […]

Trying to Reverse Americans’ Rotten Record on Food Waste

Originally written by Jon Frandsen and published on May 16, 2017 by The Pew Charitable Trusts.   Every day, American families throw out tons of spoiled food — or food they think is spoiled because they misunderstand “sell by” labels. Restaurants […]

Under Pressure from Advocates, PA Announces Medicaid Policy Change for Individuals Suffering from HCV

On May 16, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is announcing changes to the state’s Medicaid policy to expand coverage of life-saving drugs to treat Hepatitis C (HCV). The policy change follows the clinical recommendations presented by the department’s Pharmacy […]