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Scott Burris, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research

The authors describe Five Essential Public Health Law Services and suggest investment in the people, methods and tools needed to move major policy initiatives from conception to widespread implementation. The model reflects a transdisciplinary approach integrating public health legal practice with law-related surveillance, evaluation and enforcement functions usually performed by public health practitioners. As an elaboration of law-related activities within the Ten Essential Public Health Services, the framework can be used to define, evaluate and strengthen public health law functions.

 
Marie-Claude Lavoie •
University of Maryland at Baltimore

Researchers from the University of Maryland Baltimore found that the alcohol sales tax increase resulted in a 6 percent annual reduction in the rate of alcohol-positive drivers involved in an injury crash with an even more pronounced effect among younger drivers.

The alcohol sales tax impacted drivers 15 to 20 years old and 21 to 34 years old more than the older age groups. Among young drivers, there was a 12 percent annual reduction following the alcohol sales tax increase.

 
Elizabeth Ann Glass Geltman, JD, LLM •
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Radon is a radioactive, colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas found naturally occurring in the environment. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking. To protect the public, many states have developed laws and regulations governing radon disclosure, radon certification and mitigation. Some states have also developed mandatory radon testing provisions in schools and homes in certain contexts.

 
Jennifer Pomeranz, JD, MPH •
New York University
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH •
American Medical Association
Randy Vesprey, JD, MPH •
Temple University

This dataset groups laws that did not specify employer type with laws directed at private employer programs because they likely apply to private employers in specific or limited circumstances.

 
Jennifer Pomeranz, JD, MPH •
New York University
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH •
American Medical Association
Randy Vesprey, JD, MPH •
Temple University

This dataset groups laws that did not specify employer type with laws directed atprivate employer programs because they likely apply to private employers in specific or limited circumstances.

 

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