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As COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Critical Importance Of Nutrition, BP Adams Releases a Report With Harvard Law School’s Food Law And Policy Clinic About Opportunities To Advance Nutrition Education For Physicians and Health Professionals

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Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic released a report outlining policy opportunities in New York to advance nutrition education for physicians and health professionals. In the United States, poor diet is the most significant risk factor […]

FLPC Releases Two Issue Briefs Proposing State and Local Policies to Increase Physicians’ Nutrition Education in Massachusetts and New York

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released two issue briefs today identifying state and local policy approaches to increasing the nutrition competency of Massachusetts and New York-trained physicians. These issue briefs, Nutrition Education for Physicians and […]

Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic Identifies Policies to Improve Nutrition Education for Doctors in Massachusetts

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Today, Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released an issue brief outlining a menu of policy opportunities to systematically improve nutrition education for doctors and health professionals in Massachusetts. Food plays a key role in shaping health […]

Many People on Medicaid and Prisoners Still Lack Access to Hepatitis C Treatment

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Originally posted on Hep Mag on Sept. 22, 2020. Written by Liz Highleyman. Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease. People who rely on Medicaid and prisoners in […]

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 […]

Health Law and COVID-19

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On September 16, Harvard Law School’s Colloquium series titled, COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations, hosted a discussion on Health Law and COVID-19, featuring Robert Greenwald, Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty […]

CAFS Alumni Spotlight: Esther Akwii LLM’20 Heads To Harvard

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This article was originally written and published by Vermont Law School on September 16, 2020. Originally hailing from Uganda, Esther Akwii LLM’20 worked with smallholder farmers and held a position at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, […]

New York Increases Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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Originally published on Hep Mag by NVHR on September 21, 2020. New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new hep C patients, increasing opportunities for individuals. The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), the Center for Health Law and […]

New York Increases Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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This article was originally posted on the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable website on September 21, 2020.  New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new patients, increasing opportunities for individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis C. […]

The law is ‘tested and illuminated during this pandemic’

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Originally written by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on September 16, 2020. A colloquium on governmental powers during a pandemic kicks off an ambitious virtual series on COVID-19 and the Law One of the most fundamental questions […]