Health Law & Policy

Radon Poses Major Health Risk to Communities Across U.S., New Report Says State Governments Must Act

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Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and Maine Lung Cancer Coalition identify policy solutions for states to mitigate harmful radon exposure. Across the United States, a dangerous, natural gas rises from the ground and permeates through homes, schools, […]

What If Produce Was Treated Like Medicine?

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This podcast was originally produced by Heritage Radio Network and published by The Big Food Question on December 20, 2020. EPISODE SUMMARY What if produce was treated like medicine and doctors could prescribe healthy food? A growing body of Produce […]

What to know about health care fraud and abuse law flexibility amid COVID-19

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Health care systems across the country have increasingly embraced innovative models of integrated health care and social services to address patients’ health-related social needs, this year more so than ever. As COVID-19 has caused economic hardships that have led to […]

We can’t eliminate hepatitis C without removing barriers to treatment

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Originally written by Nick Voyles and published on Stat News on November 14, 2020 As Americans fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the epidemic caused by the hepatitis C virus also continues to rage, especially among marginalized communities. And while some barriers to […]

State Policies Create Barriers to Hepatitis C Elimination

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Originally written by Sukanya Charuchandra and published on Hepmag on November 13, 2020. Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C. State policies that require abstinence before initiating hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment […]

A spectrum of services for a spectrum of needs

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Originally written by Lucas Thors and published by MV Times on November 12, 2020 Food Is Medicine Symposium highlights the importance of nutrition on a national and local scale. “The eighth annual Food is Medicine Symposium delves into ways nutrition […]

How Trump success in ending Obamacare would kill Fauci plan to conquer HIV

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Written by Benjamin Ryan and published by The Guardian on October 23, 2020. Conservatives see Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation as key in bringing down the Affordable Care Act. Doctors and scientists warn it will destroy a major effort to help […]

54 million people in America face food insecurity during the pandemic. It could have dire consequences for their health.

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Originally written by Bridget Balch and posted on AAMC on October 15, 2020. Physicians, researchers, and food policy experts highlight the need for accessible, healthy food to combat poor health in vulnerable populations. When the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Revere […]

CHLPI and Quinnipiac Legal Clinic Urge Federal Appeals Court to Hold Firm on ACA Civil Rights Protections for Transgender and Reproductive Health Care

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Today, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and the Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Legal Clinic filed an amicus brief on the need for state liability to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s civil rights […]

New Initiative to Mainstream Produce Rx Programs Promotes Access to Healthy Food for Lower-Income & At-Risk Groups

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Initial research outlines opportunities to increase access to healthy foods during hunger & Covid-19 crises. Today the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) announced the launch of Mainstreaming Produce Prescription (Rx) Programs, a new […]