New Analysis Finds USDA Program Can Support Farmer Viability and Alleviate Food Insecurity Both During and Beyond COVID-19 Crisis

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Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released recommendations to strengthen USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Rates of food insecurity and threats to farmers’ livelihoods have increased sharply since the COVID-19 pandemic began. […]

The Federal Government is Failing Communities Suffering From Food Insecurity

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This article was originally published in The Appeal on September 22, 2020, and was written by Ona Balkus, Food Policy Director at the DC Office of Planning and former FLPC Clinical Fellow.  Food insecurity is not an acute emergency, but […]

Welcome Summer Clinic Interns 2020

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The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s Health Law and Food Law and Policy Clinics are pleased to be working with clinic interns for summer 2020. Below is an introduction to some of the interns we are working with […]

Connecticut Commission Rules Transgender Health Care Exclusions Violate State Non-Discrimination Laws

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The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (the Commission) recently issued an important ruling condemning discrimination by state and municipal health insurance plans. On April 17th, the Commission ruled that provisions of such plans violate state non-discrimination laws in two […]

AIDSWatch 2020: United Together in a World with COVID-19

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This blog post was written by Health Law and Policy Clinic advanced clinical student Nina Roesner ‘21. On March 30th, I was one of nearly 900 participants in AIDSWatch 2020. As the largest constituent-based national HIV advocacy event, AIDSWatch has […]

Applying Lessons Learned from the AIDS Epidemic to the Fight Against COVID-19

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A letter to Governor Charlie Baker from CHLPI’s Faculty Director Robert Greenwald.  March 20, 2020  The Honorable Charlie Baker   Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts   Boston, MA 02133   Dear Governor Baker,  I greatly appreciate your leadership in marshalling a strong response to COVID-19 here in […]