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Center, with more than 20 Experts, Advocates and Officials, Issues Open Letter in Support of Properly Addressing Homelessness during Pandemic

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Protestors camped on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway are raising vital issues about safety and dignity for people experiencing homelessness, and are worried that the Mayor’s office is considering action to disperse the protest. The Center for Public Health Law Research has organized an open letter emphasizing the importance of crafting a peaceful, thoughtful and human way forward. More than 20 housing and health experts, advocates, and members of Pennsylvania state government have now signed the letter.

New Data Capture Eviction Laws in 40 US Cities

Thursday, June 11, 2020

New data released today on LawAtlas.org describe a patchwork landscape of laws governing eviction in 40 of the largest US cities. Nearly 1 million households are evicted from their homes each year, a number that is likely compounded by the impact of COVID-19.

Twelve states will lift their moratoriums on eviction between June 15 and August 31, affecting five of the 40 cities on the new LawAtlas maps — Charlotte, NC, Jacksonville, FL, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh.

Center for Public Health Law Research Statement on Racial Injustice and Equity

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

As public health law researchers, we seek to affirm and amplify facts and evidence. Systems produce the results they are designed to, and it is a deeply rooted fact that American systems have been built, reinforced, and normalized, generation after generation, to uphold and assert systemic and interpersonal racism, favoring white lives while actively oppressing and harming Black individuals and communities, and other communities of color.

Updated Data Show Few Changes in Legal Protections for Practitioners Who Refuse Reproductive Health Services, and for their Patients

Thursday, May 7, 2020

New data published today to LawAtlas.org explore the complexities of state laws that protect health care providers who refuse to provide reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization, contraception, and emergency contraception, because the service goes against their conscientious beliefs.

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