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Creating and maintaining safe environments in which individuals live, work, and play is essential to whole person health. Policymakers and public health practitioners should take actions to limit individuals’ exposure to harmful substances like environmental hazards, pollution, dangerous chemicals, and experiences that may cause toxic stress such as racism and violence. This includes creating resilient systems that are able to maintain access to critical services during acute emergencies from extreme weather events. The Health Law Lab develops resources describing current gaps, innovations, and policy opportunities on this topic, and works with partners to drive related health system reform.


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Public Health and the Environment: Radon Edition

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is working with the Maine Lung Cancer Coalition (MLCC) to develop tools to support a nationwide campaign to address equitable radon mitigation efforts.


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  • October 17, 2019

Welcome to The Health Law Lab!

Over the years, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School’s work with community based organizations, health care providers, payers, and government officials has highlighted that health relies on more than a visit to the doctor’s office. Emerging models of community-clinical partnerships address the ways that our homes, food, environment, and […]

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