Critical Opportunities for Public Health Law gives participants five minutes to make their pitch for an evidence-based legal remedy to a critical public health problem. PHLR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have compiled this library of Critical Opportunities presented by researchers, lawyers, doctors, public health officers and others. These are big ideas with evidence-based solutions just waiting to be implemented.
You can learn more about the Critical Opportunities initiative in a recently published framework paper in the American Journal of Public Health. The article outlines five high-priority areas where evidence suggests legal interventions can have big impacts on health, and calls for a national conversation to continue to identify and prioritize opportunities for legal and policy action. The recommended interventions range from fine-tuning existing graduated driver licensing laws to doubling alcoholic beverage tax rates. Check it out here.
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The views expressed in these Critical Opportunities presentations are those of the authors or presenters, and do not represent the views or values of Public Health Law Research or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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