This study will identify effective legal strategies for improving implementation and enforcement of distracted driving legislation to reduce fatal and non-fatal automobile crashes.
This study will explore whether reporting induces hospitals to reduce actual health care-associated infection (HAI) rates, reported rates, or both; whether infection preventionists and consumers use the reports; compare the effectiveness of different reporting schemes; and assess how public health agency choices in implementing these programs affect their success.
This study reviews what public health policy options are available to help reduce salt in the foods we eat as a means of reducing high blood pressure, its costs and health consequences; and studies which options may achieve the greatest consensus among policymakers.
Do unfunded mandates regarding banning use of hand held cell phones in Texas school zones result in greater savings or cost for municipalities? This project will examine a Texas law prohibiting the use of hand held cell phones in active school zones. It explores the implications of this law in several municipalities utilizing data from law enforcement and municipal budgets. The study aims to identify the relative costs of banning hand-held cell phone use for municipalities and determine any association between enforcement costs and lives saved.
This study examines the HPV vaccination policy in Washington, D.C., to identify the successes and challenges of the HPV mandate across D.C. communities and the mandate’s impact on parental acceptability and vaccination rates, particularly among minorities and under-served populations.
Using data from hospital responses to the new preliminary IRS reporting requirements, this study aims to document which hospital community benefit activities are undertaken and which of these are considered public health activities. The study will also identify those activities that are collaborative efforts between hospitals and public health entities.
This project will examine regional approaches to local public health service delivery in Colorado and examine challenges and barriers to the success of current approaches in the context of law.