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 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.
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.
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.
New data released to LawAtlas.org show that some states were slow in their initial legal responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, but have since issued numerous state orders to mitigate the spread of the virus nationwide.
Data released to LawAtlas.org describe a global legal landscape that creates various barriers to access for safe abortion care.
Over 450 Public Health and Legal Experts and Organizations Sign Open Letter to Government Officials on Achieving a Fair and Effective COVID-19 Response
CPHLR Fellow Dr. Tom Brewer, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management in the College of Public Health at Kent State University, received a $59,820 grant to conduct a nationwide review of Medicaid statutes and regulations related to coverage for podiatry services. The project, entitled "Medicaid Coverage for Podiatric Care: National Survey," was funded by The Podiatry Foundation whose mission is to promote and foster podiatric medical education and research.