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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 prevention and treatment. Participants in the workshop from across the Bluegrass State developed concrete action […]

New York City Food Policy Center
 Interviews FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib

Alexina Cather, MPH, Deputy Director and Managing Editor at New York City Food Policy Center recently interviewed FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib for their blog.  Read the interview, published March 22, 2017, below. Emily Broad Leib is the Director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health […]

Policy Analysis and Development in Action: CHLPI Co-Sponsors the Kentucky Cancer Summit

This blog post was written by Jacob Barerra, 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.   Nothing like a tornado watch to kick off the Tackling Lung Cancer in Kentucky Policy Workshop! Whether it was […]

FLPC Calls for a National Food Strategy with the Release of New Report

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School are excited to announce release of a groundbreaking report, Blueprint for a National Food Strategy. Today’s release marks the culmination of an 18-month collaborative project to conduct an in-depth examination of the potential for […]

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 and bolster progress that has been made since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  […]

Food Law and Policy Clinic of Harvard Law School and Natural Resources Defense Council Offer Federal Policy Recommendations to Increase Donation of Wholesome Food and Reduce the 40% of Food Wasted in the U.S.

Today, the Food Law and Policy Clinic of Harvard Law School (FLPC) and the Natural Resources Defense Council, released Don’t Waste, Donate: Enhancing Food Donations through Federal Policy presenting actions the federal government should take to better align federal laws and policies with the goal of increasing the donation of safe surplus food. Such food […]

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 and bolster progress that has been made since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. […]

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 to an anonymous recipient. It was an amazing experience—considering the life-altering impact of Emily’s courage […]

Media Coverage of National Guidance for Standardized Date Labels

On February 15, 2016, the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association launched a new initiative to standardize date labels on food packages. The voluntary initiative, which follows recommendations FLPC has been advocating for, encourages retailers and manufacturers to only use one of two standard phrases on consumer facing food packing: “best if used by” and […]

Emily Broad Leib Appears on CBS This Morning to Support Standardized Food Expiration Labels

Emily Broad Leib, director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, appeared on the Thursday, February 16 episode of CBS This Morning. She spoke about the new initiative to standardize date labels on food packages, spearheaded by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and informed by research conducted […]