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. 

PHL Webinar: Legal and Political Aspects of Public Health Agency Accreditation - now online

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Les Beitsch M.D., J.D., associate dean, Division of Health Affairs, Florida State University College of Medicine
Gene W. Matthews, J.D., director, Public Health Law Network – Southeastern Region 
Martie Ross, J.D., partner, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP


Using the Law to Strengthen Public Health Policies - IOM Report

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The law has been a critical factor in many public health efforts such as decreasing tobacco use and reducing drunken driving. For the Public's Health: Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges, a new report from the IOM, recommends ways that federal, state, and local health agencies can use legal means to bolster public health policies. For more information on this report, visit the Institute of Medicine website.