• A Scan of CDC-Authored Articles on Legal Epidemiology, 2011-2015

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2016-11-01)
      Objective: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts research on legal epidemiology, the scientific study of law as a factor in the cause, distribution, and prevention of disease. This study describes a scan of articles written by CDC staff members to characterize the frequency and key features of legal epidemiology articles and their distribution across CDC departments and divisions. Methods: CDC librarians searched an internal repository for journal articles by CDC staff published from January 1, 2011, to May 31, 2015. Researchers reviewed and coded the abstracts to produce data on key features of the articles. Results: Researchers identified 158 CDC-authored legal epidemiology articles published in 83 journals, most frequently in Preventing Chronic Disease (14 publications), Journal of Public Health Management Practice (10 publications), and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (9 publications). Most articles concerned the use and impact of law as a deliberate tool of intervention. Thirteen articles addressed the legal infrastructure of public health, and 3 assessed the incidental or unintended effects of nonhealth laws. CDC-authored articles encompassed policy making, implementation, and impact. Literature reviews and studies mapping laws across multiple jurisdictions constituted one-quarter of all publications. Studies addressed laws at the international, national, state, local, and organizational levels. Conclusion: Results of the scan can be used to identify opportunities for the agency to better support research, professional development, networking, publication, and tracking of publication in this emerging field.
    • Better Health Faster: The Five Essential Public Health Law Services

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2016-10-16)
    • Exploring Policy Surveillance: Global Policy Surveillance: Challenges and Opportunities

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); Policy Surveillance Program (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-02-11)
      The second webinar in this series explores the challenges and opportunities for global policy surveillance, framing it within the current state of global comparative law and policy research, and describing emerging use examples, and standards and practices to support the growing field.
    • Exploring Policy Surveillance: Local Policy Surveillance: Challenges and Opportunities

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); Policy Surveillance Program (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-03-12)
      This webinar explores the challenges and opportunities in local policy surveillance. It shares use cases, like CityHealth.org and others, and identifies and examines the practical and methodological barriers facing local practitioners using policy surveillance.
    • Exploring Policy Surveillance: Policy Surveillance for Policymaking

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); Policy Surveillance Program (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-05-14)
      This final webinar in the series examines the use of policy surveillance and other scientific legal mapping methods and data used in practice. Attendees hear applications of policy surveillance in practice, and how policy surveillance may have made a difference in making, implementing and evaluating policy and policy impact on health.
    • Exploring Policy Surveillance: Policy Surveillance for Research

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); Policy Surveillance Program (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-04-09)
      This webinar looks at the use of policy surveillance in research, particularly its application and integration with other datasets and sources, and its uptake by researchers. The presenters share their experiences, and identify lessons learned and emerging best practices.
    • Exploring Policy Surveillance: Policy Surveillance Methods and Standards

      Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); Policy Surveillance Program (Temple University Beasley School of Law) (2019-01-15)
      This webinar briefly introduces the practice of policy surveillance and its role in legal epidemiology and public health law practice. It also reviews current methodological best practices for quality control and data presentation.