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If Food is Medicine, Why Isn’t It Taught At Medical Schools?

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Originally published by New Food Economy on October 14, 2019. Written by Jessica Fu. Earlier this year, Mount Sinai, the biggest hospital network in New York City, invested in a meal delivery service. Though it seemed like an unusual move [...]

New Job Opportunity: Mississippi Delta Fellow, 2020

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The Mississippi Delta Fellowship connects recent law school graduates to on-the-ground, community-centered work in the Mississippi Delta. Based in the heart of the South and home of the Blues, the Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to inform and catalyze community […]

Harvard Law School & NVHR Launch Updated Data on Discriminatory Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions in 52 Medicaid Programs and Send Letter to CMS Urging an End to State Violations of Federal Medicaid Law

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The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today launched an update to “Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access,” an interactive project grading all 50 state Medicaid programs, […]

Doctors Only Spend One Hour Learning About Nutrition in Four Years of Medical School—It’s Not Enough

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Originally published on October 8, 2019 by Well + Good. Written by Emily Laurence. “Food is medicine.” It’s a refrain you hear a lot—including from doctors. Which is why it’s surprising news that MDs aren’t taught exactly how food and […]

Ride Sharing Can Be Crucial to Better Health Outcomes

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Published on October 4, 2019 by Scientific American. Written by Mark Switaj. f you pay any attention to the news around health care, you have probably heard it said that your zip code matters more for your health than your […]

Harvard Group Recommends Increased Nutrition Education For Doctors

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Published on October 4, 2019 by Forbes. Written by Tommy Tobin. Many chronic conditions, such as obesity and diabetes, are related to diet and nutrition. Although many diet-related diseases are highly correlated with poor health outcomes, U.S.-trained doctors receive little […]

FLPC Releases Report Calling for Greater Nutrition Education in the Medical Field

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released a new report today identifying policy approaches to increase nutrition competency of U.S-trained physicians. Doctoring Our Diets: Policy Tools to Include Nutrition in U.S. Medical Training highlights the current [...]

CHLPI Welcomes New Team Member Aiza Khan

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The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is excited to welcome Aiza Khan to the team as a Staff Assistant! Aiza received her B.S. in Communication Studies from Emerson College in 2016. At school she had two focuses in […]

FLPC Welcomes New Team Member Ariel Ardura

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to welcome Ariel Ardura to the team as a Clinical Fellow! Ariel received her JD in 2019 from Georgetown University Law Center, where she gained a range of […]

Table Scraps: Pets Aren’t Garbage Disposals, but They Can Help Combat Food Waste

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Originally published by Phoenix New Times on September 18, 2019. Written by Lauren Cusimano. The idea of feeding animals, domestic or otherwise, our uneaten food is not new. It is, most likely, better understood, that our domestic pets are not […]