• Anti-Bullying Laws: A Blueprint for Prevention

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2015-10-07)
    • Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19

      Burris, Scott; de Guia, Sarah; Gable, Lance; Levin, Donna E.; Parmet, Wendy E.; Terry, Nicolas P.; Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University); ChangeLab Solutions; Wayne State University; The Network for Public Health Law; et al. (2020-08)
      In August 2020, as the nation continued to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which had resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and a severe economic recession, 50 top national experts offered an assessment of the U.S. policy response to the crisis. The research details the widespread failure of the country’s leadership in planning and executing a cohesive, national response, and how the crisis exposed weaknesses in the nation’s health care and public health systems. In Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19, the authors also offer recommendations on how federal, state and local leaders can better respond to COVID-19 and future pandemics.
    • Building the Evidence: Creating a Framework for Assessing Costs and Impacts of Shared Use Agreements

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); Framework for Shared Use Workgroup; County of Los Angeles Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention; ChangeLab Solutions (2014-09-02)
      Communities across the country are seeking safe, accessible, and affordable places for children and their families to exercise and play. Los Angeles County is no different. Public schools have a variety of recreational facilities—gymnasiums, playgrounds, fields, courts, and tracks—where people can engage in physical activity. In some low-income communities, schools are often the only place to find safe and affordable recreation facilities. Unfortunately, these spaces are often locked and inaccessible to students and the community during non-school hours. Schools within Los Angeles County, however, are successfully embracing shared use1 as a strategy to create more opportunities for physical activity to improve the health outcomes of students and community members alike.he team analyzed 20 different documents broadly defined as “joint use agreements.” The findings are displayed in this report, which provides a snapshot of the relative strengths and weaknesses of all 20 agreements through analysis and case studies from neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area.
    • COVID-19 Policy Playbook II: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future

      Burris, Scott; de Guia, Sarah; Gable, Lance; Levin, Donna E.; Parmet, Wendy E.; Terry, Nicolas P.; Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University); ChangeLab Solutions; Wayne State University; The Network for Public Health Law; et al. (2021-03)
      The United States continues to address and recover from the year-old COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in more than 500,000 deaths so far and a historic economic recession. Fifty top legal experts convene to offer a new assessment of the U.S. policy response to the crisis, COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future, and recommend policy solutions at all levels of government, as the nation works to quell the current crisis and carry out plans to rebuild.
    • Legal Levers For Health Equity In Housing: Report 1 – A Vision for Health Equity in Housing

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-11)
      This report reviews old and new evidence about health, health equity and housing, to make the case for “health equity in housing” as a top goal of the movement to create a Culture of Health in America.
    • Legal Levers For Health Equity In Housing: Report 2 – A Systems Approach: Legal Levers for Health Equity through Housing

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-11)
      The second report describes some of the factors that make housing in the US a complex system, and establishes a model of the key legal elements, or levers, in that system. Our model of five legal domains that interact with and influence health equity in housing aims to pull together in one picture the key factors many have identified – and typically work on – separately. The five domains include: Increasing the Supply of New Affordable Housing; Maintaining Existing Housing as Affordable, Stable, and Safe; Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing; Enhancing Economic Choice for the Poor; and Governance.
    • Legal Levers For Health Equity In Housing: Report 3 – Health Equity in Housing: Evidence and Evidence Gaps

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-11)
      This report outlines what we know and don’t know about the impacts of our legal levers, and how they are influencing health equity in housing. It takes a “cold-eyed view” to clean the slate of misconceptions and unwarranted confidence in existing legal levers, to help us better structure future efforts as the experiments they are. We identify 30 legal levers across our five domains, and review the evidence base for each.
    • Legal Levers For Health Equity In Housing: Report 4 – Creative People and Places Building Health Equity in Housing

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-12)
      In Report 4, we share what we learned from interviews with housing practitioners and leading researchers about the use of legal levers for health equity in housing. We share 10 themes that emerged from our 47 interviews, including interconnectedness; the persistence of segregation; the need for more enforcement and resources; thoughts about the use of litigation to achieve health equity in housing; and the failure of law to protect the housing needs of the average person.
    • Legal Levers For Health Equity In Housing: Report 5 – Governing Health Equity in Housing

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-12)
      The fifth report in our series focuses on governance as an approach to the challenge of achieving health equity in housing. It starts with the theoretical perspective offering a description of governance as a multi-level, multi-actor practice that embraces complexity and uses an adaptive strategy of experimentation and learning that is measured by results. The report then illustrates a successful practice of effective governance in one of fair housing’s greatest success stories, the achievement and maintenance of health equity in housing in Oak Park, Illinois.
    • Legal Levers For Health Equity In Housing: Report 6 – Health Equity through Housing: A Blueprint for Systematic Legal Action

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2020-07)
      The sixth and final report in the series offers guidance for action based on our research. We propose one overarching recommendation, the adoption of a systematic policy experimentation approach to achieving health equity in housing. We explore this approach through a case study of lead poisoning prevention efforts in Rochester, NY. We then present six areas of housing law that are ideal for experimentation. They range in topics, including strengthening fair housing enforcement to reduce discrimination, and supporting residential stability. The report also contains an appendix with additional ideas for experiments that emerged through our research and interviews.
    • Local Housing Policy Approaches to Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2014-09-09)
    • Naloxone for Community Opioid Overdose Reversal

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2015-06)
    • Resources for Policy Surveillance

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2015-02-18)
      This report summarizes the research and results undertaken in the first year of the project (2014). It includes a scan of legal recommendations in federal guidance documents, a scan of existing 50 state survey and policy surveillance resources, criteria for selecting policies for surveillance, and technical standards for policy surveillance and legal datasets gathered from a Delphi process.