Health Law & Policy

A Q&A with Robert Greenwald on ‘Getting to Zero’ And the Success of PEPFAR, 15 Years Later

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“Getting to zero”—what Harvard Professors Ingrid Katz and Ashish Jha describe as “end[ing] transmission of [HIV] and control[ing] the epidemic in the United States within the next 10 years”­—will take a suite of tools to achieve, according Robert Greenwald, a clinical professor at […]

Food is Medicine Approach Behind New Pilot Bill

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Originally published October 23, 2019 by State House News. Written by Colin A. Young. Lawmakers are expected to announce legislation Wednesday night to create a pilot program to determine the effectiveness of medically-tailored meals and their health benefits for chronically-ill […]

New Bill Would Make Massachusetts the First State in the Nation to Comprehensively Test “Food As Medicine”

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On Monday, October 21, Senator Julian Cyr and Representative Denise Garlick moved to make Massachusetts the first state in the country to comprehensively test the impact of nutrition interventions in health care. The new legislation would establish a Food and […]

Hep C Drug Access Still Problematic

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Excerpt from POLITICO’s Prescription Pulse, published October 15, 2019. Written by Sarah Karlin-Smith. The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School sent a letter to CMS complaining that more than half of […]

Harvard Law School & NVHR Launch Updated Data on Discriminatory Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions in 52 Medicaid Programs and Send Letter to CMS Urging an End to State Violations of Federal Medicaid Law

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The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today launched an update to “Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access,” an interactive project grading all 50 state Medicaid programs, […]

Ride Sharing Can Be Crucial to Better Health Outcomes

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Published on October 4, 2019 by Scientific American. Written by Mark Switaj. f you pay any attention to the news around health care, you have probably heard it said that your zip code matters more for your health than your […]

Island Embraces Food Is Medicine State Plan

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Originally published by The Martha’s Vineyard Times on July 24, 2019. Written by Brittany Bowker. If nutritious food prevents chronic disease and promotes long-term health, why shouldn’t it be included in our healthcare plans? That’s the notion behind Food Is […]

Analysis: Trump’s Hospital Costs Transparency Executive Order Faces Uphill Battle

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Originally published by Healio on July 1, 2019. Written by Janel Miller. Though some major medical societies applauded President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on June 24 directing HHS to require hospitals upfront disclosure of prices, it faces difficulty coming to fruition, medical, […]

Planting the Seeds for Healthy Food Access

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Written June 2019 by Grace Truong, J.D. ’19 for Harvard Law School’s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. I joined the Health Law and Policy Clinic because I wanted to experience firsthand how communities use policies to promote a culture […]

Launching the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan

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“Massachusetts was the first state to have universal health care . . . let’s make this state the first state that everyone living with chronic disease . . . will have access to nutritious healthy food . . .” – […]