Health Law & Policy

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, […]

CHLPI Seeks Administrative Assistant

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CHLPI is looking for a part-time (17.5 hours a week with full benefits) administrative assistant to serve as the faculty assistant to two faculty members and report to the faculty and the Administrative Director of the Center for Health Law and […]

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 . . .” – […]

‘Food Is Medicine’ Report Outlines Menu Of Options

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Originally published by WBUR/CommonHealth on June 18, 2019. Written by Colin A. Young, State House News Service. At a time when consumers are paying more attention to nutrition and the source of their food, the state could do more to integrate […]

‘Food is Medicine State Plan’ to begin providing services in June

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Originally published by 22 News, WWLP on Wednesday, May 23, 2019. Written by Jennifer Zarate. A group met on Wednesday to make sure healthy food is available to everyone in western Massachusetts. The Franklin County Food Council brought together groups from […]

CHLPI and ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment to Hundreds of Vermont Prisoners

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After years of advocating for Vermont prisoners to have access to life-saving medication for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), the ACLU of Vermont and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, with cooperating counsel James Valente, […]

Trump Administration’s Latest Challenge to Affordable Care Act Rests on Shaky Legal Grounds

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Originally published by Healio on May 20, 2019. Written by Janel Miller. The Justice Department brief filed on May 1 amounts to the Trump administration picking and choosing what parts of the Affordable Care Act should stay in place and […]

New Research Highlights the Promise of Food is Medicine

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Food insecurity and malnutrition are major drivers for poor health outcomes, population disparities and soaring health care spending. Roughly one out of every ten households in Massachusetts struggle with food insecurity, causing the state a staggering $1.9 billion in avoidable […]