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Public Health Law Research Opens 4th Funding Round

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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).

Public Health Law Research Program Funds 15 New Studies

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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. 

JHPPL Call for PHLR Papers Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012

Monday, September 19, 2011

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. 

 

Eligible Papers

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:

NIH Releases Best Practices for Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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. 

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