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Carol Cannon, MA •
CDM Group
Sue Thomas, PhD •
HBSA Inc.

Zoning laws that mix residential units with commercial and public/civic destinations have the potential to increase walkability. This study finds that significant relationships exist between the range and precision with which the zoning ordinances have been written and the mixture of walking destinations that result within the areas.

 
Silvie Colman, PhD •
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Ted Joyce, PhD •
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Parental involvement (PI) laws require that physicians notify or obtain consent from a parent(s) of a minor seeking an abortion before performing the procedure. This study shows that prior evidence based on gonorrhea rates overlooked the frequent under-reporting of gonorrhea by race and ethnicity, and presents new evidence on the effects of PI laws using more current data on the prevalence of gonorrhea and data that are novel to this literature (i.e., chlamydia rates and data disaggregated by year of age).

 
Julia Costich, MPA, JD, PhD •
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Dana J. Patton, PhD •
University of Kentucky College of Public Health

This study explored the association between the legal infrastructure of local public health, as expressed in the exercise of local fiscal and legislative authority, and local population health outcomes.

 
Orly Lobel, LLB, LLM, SJD •
University of San Diego School of Public Law
On Amir, PhD •
University of San Diego School of Public Law

This article demonstrates experimentally that individuals making decisions about their health management are affected by the decision making environment and that law and policy can serve important roles in improving the decision environment.

 

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