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Harvard Legal Experts Identify Pathways to Mainstream Produce Prescription Programs

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A new policy strategy report from Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation aims to scale up the provision of nutrition benefits in health care and food systems. Diet is a key driver of both poor health […]

Food Equity in the Age of COVID-19: A Conversation with Professor Emily Broad Leib

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Interview by Kira Traylor, originally posted on Harvard Health Policy Review on March 19, 2021 HHPR Editor Kira Traylor interviewed Emily Broad Leib, J.D., a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Faculty Director of the Food Law and […]

Rescue Plan Includes Billions To Address Systemic Discrimination At USDA

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Originally written by Ava Cilia, law student in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, and published on Farm Bill Law Enterprise on March 17, 2021 Last week, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 […]

COVID and the law: What have we learned?

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Originally written by Brett Milano and published on Harvard Law Today on March 17th, 2020 A discussion series hosted by Martha Minow and Emily Broad Leib examined the pandemic’s impact across many areas The effect of COVID-19 on the law […]

Webinar Review: “Exploring the Role of Liability Protection in Facilitating Increased Food Donation”

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This post was written by Regina Paparo with support from Ata Nalbantoglu and Kerensa Gimre, FLPC clinical students. Highlights Providing comprehensive liability protection to food donors and food recovery organizations has the potential to support greater food donation Raising awareness […]

The shape of discrimination

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Originally written by Rachel Reed and posted on Harvard Law Today on March 10, 2021 Daniel Aaron ’20 thinks high obesity rates among people of color may be another legacy of ongoing racism in America Last year, as millions of […]

USDA examining future of food boxes

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The article was originally written by Steve Davies and published in Agri-Pulse on March 3, 2021.  The Department of Agriculture is reviewing whether and how to continue the Farmers to Families Food Box program, as the effort begins to wind […]

Health Equity Journal Highlights Pathways for More Effective Outreach and Engagement in Comprehensive Cancer Centers

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Health Equity recently published two journal articles co-authored by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s Sarah Downer, highlighting key findings and recommendations on community outreach and engagement efforts of the National Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The titles […]

Senate Rules Loom over Medicaid Proposals

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This article was originally written by Erin Durkin and published by National Journal on February 22, 2021. Although policy experts think the Medicaid provisions of the COVID-19 package will likely clear budget-reconciliation rules, nothing is guaranteed. House Democrats are aiming […]

Wisconsin and Indiana Remove Barrier to Hepatitis C Treatment for Medicaid Patients

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This article was originally released by the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable on February 22, 2021. The two midwestern states removed prior authorizations for first time hepatitis C treatment, increasing opportunities for 130,000 individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis […]