Public Health Law Program
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In This Edition
|Tribal Public Health and the Law: Selected Resources. A list of resources collected and published by CDC’s Public Health Law Program that describe and comment on tribal public health law topics, including infectious disease control, emergency preparedness, and public health data.|
Impact of Laws Aimed at Healthcare-Associated Infection Reduction: A Qualitative Study. This article and accompanying commentary describe a qualitative study of the impact that laws addressing healthcare-associated infections have on health departments, healthcare facilities, and the public. The study was funded through a CDC cooperative agreement with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials with assistance from Public Health Law Research and Columbia University School of Nursing. Patricia W. Stone, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Julie Reagan, Jacqueline A Merrill, Brad Sperber, Catherine Cairns, Matthew Penn, Tara Ramanathan, Elizabeth Mothershed, Elizabeth Skillen. Impact of Laws Aimed at Healthcare-Associated Infection Reduction: A Qualitative Study, BMJ Quality and Safety (published online first June 4, 2015), doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003921.
Outpatient Settings Policy Options: Four Key Policy Elements for Best Practices. This document and accompanying worksheet are designed to help health departments and policy makers assess current policies relating to outpatient settings in states, localities, and territories, as well as consider options for improving practices. The policy elements reflect CDC, workgroup, and health department experience with healthcare-related outbreaks and quality improvement.
About Public Health Law News
|Public Health Law News is published by the CDC Public Health Law Program in the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. It is released on the third Thursday of each month except holidays, plus special issues when warranted. It is distributed in electronic form and is free of charge.|