James Macinko, PhD, and Diana Silver, PhD, MPH, of New York University have published their article,"Improving State Health Policy Assessment: An Agenda for Measurement and Analysis," in the American Journal of Public Health.
PHLR, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released its fourth call for proposals on studies that focus on the effects of laws and policies on public health.
The new call for proposals is available online: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21388
The deadline for submitting brief proposals is April 4, 2012 (3 p.m. EST).
The public health effects of laws on issues such as food safety, the health impacts of local power plants, youth concussions, and monitoring prescription drug use and access will be investigated through 15 new research projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program.
The grants announced today total more than $2 million. They include short-term studies of specific laws or regulations, long-term evaluations and time-sensitive studies, and legal datasets.
Public Health Law Research and Temple University Beasley School of Law are co-sponsoring LEPH 2012: The First International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health to be held in Melbourne, Australia, November 11-13, 2012.
Dr. Carla Campbell, a Year 1 PHLR grantee and an associate teaching professor in the School of Public Health at Drexel University, was quoted in a WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org story on September 23, about her research into the effectiveness of the specialized court in Philadelphia for managing lead-paint removal. Read the article here.
The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law invites submissions of papers for a special issue on public health law research (PHLR) planned for early 2013. The journal will accept five to seven papers to run in this issue after undergoing peer review.
Papers must address a topic in public health law—defined as the relation of law and legal practices to population health—and fit one or more of the following descriptions:
LI Course #1002: Applying Policy Research to Public Health Practice
The purpose of this Institute is to equip public health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and attorneys with the skills needed to apply policy research to their practice, including translating and communicating research results.
The National Program Office (NPO) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program invites submissions of abstracts for oral presentation at the PHLR Annual Meeting to be held January 18-20, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The National Institutes of Health today released recommendations or best practices for scientists conducting mixed methods health research. Mixed methods research combines the strengths of quantitative research and qualitative research. Despite the increased interest in mixed methods research in health fields and at NIH, prior to this report, there was limited guidance to help scientists developing applications for NIH funding that featured mixed methods designs, nor was there guidance for the reviewers at NIH who assess the quality of these applications.