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O’Neill Institute, NVHR, and CHLPI Announce the Release of a Rubric to Assess States’ Capacity for Viral Hepatitis Elimination

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To commemorate today as World Hepatitis Day 2021, The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center (O’Neill Institute), the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) […]

The Global Food Donation Atlas Tackles Food Waste Policy

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This article was originally written by Eve Gleeson and published by FoodTank on July 25, 2021.  Recent research from the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) illustrates the diversity of food […]

Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables a Blossoming Program

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This article was originally written by Kathleen Doheny and published by WebMD on July 23, 2021.  Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman. […]

PrEP, the HIV prevention pill, must now be totally free under almost all insurance plans

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This article was originally written by Benjamin Ryan and published by NBC News on July 21, 2021. In a move that is expected to prove transformative to the national HIV-prevention effort, the federal government has announced that almost all health […]

Breaking Down Barriers to Hep C Treatment

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This article was originally written by Jennifer Tzeses and published in HealthCentral on July 20, 2021.  A SNEAKY, SILENT killer, hepatitis C is a viral infection that often shows no signs or symptoms. And because most people don’t know they have […]

Support for the Zero Food Waste Act

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Each year, between 30-40% of all food in the United States is unsold or uneaten. Most becomes food waste, heading straight to landfill, incineration, down the drain, or left in the fields—all while millions face hunger and our ecosystems are […]

ACLU & Harvard Law Clinic’s Settlement on Prisoners’ Health Care Rights With Vermont’s Department of Corrections Is Preliminarily Approved

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Settlement will expand access to the Hepatitis C cure for incarcerated Vermonters. A federal district court in Burlington gave preliminary approval on a class action settlement reflecting Vermont’s agreement to improve and expand access to the Hepatitis C cure for […]

Nebraska Improves Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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Nebraskans covered by Medicaid no longer need to wait until they have advanced liver scarring to receive treatment for hepatitis C; however, stringent sobriety restrictions persist. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) and […]

The lie of “expired” food and the disastrous truth of America’s food waste problem

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This article was written by Alissa Wilkinson and published by Vox on July 8, 2021.  Maybe you know the routine. Every so often, I go through my refrigerator, check labels on the items, and throw out anything that’s a month, […]

Strengthening WIC to improve health: A prescription for change

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Originally written by Kathryn Garfield, Emma Scott and Cissie Bonini and posted on The Hill on 6/23/21. We’ve all been told to eat more fruits and vegetables. But did you know that diets that are too low in produce are […]