Legal Innovations to Advance a Culture of Health

James G. Hodge, Kim Weidenaar, Andy Baker-White, Leila Barraza, Brittney Crock Bauerly, Alicia Corbett, Corey Davis, Leslie T. Frey, Megan M. Griest, Colleen Healy, Jill Krueger, Kerri Mc Gowan Lowrey, William Tilburg

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As conceptualized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and its partners, a culture of health centers on a society in which health flourishes across all populations and sectors. Law, among other tools, is critical to advancing a culture of health across multiple arenas. In this manuscript, Network for Public Health Law colleagues illustrate how legal innovations at all levels of government contribute to societal health. Examples include modern laws that promote healthy and safe low-income housing, telemedicine reimbursement, paid sick and safe time, healthy food and beverages, reduced smoking rates, child vaccinations, universal pre-k, adolescents' healthy sleep, overdose prevention, and medical-legal partnerships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)904-912
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


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