The Tribal Legal Preparedness Project. Public health emergencies are issues that every community faces. Therefore, it is critical for all jurisdictions to understand how law can be used to enhance public health preparedness as well as improve coordination and collaboration across jurisdictions. As sovereign entities, tribal governments have the authority to create their own laws and take steps to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. The Tribal Legal Preparedness Project was established to assist tribal nations interested in expanding their legal preparedness capacity.
Tool to Understand How Tax Exempt Hospitals Commit Community Benefit Expenditures. The interactive Community Benefit Insight tool, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with RTI International and the Public Health Institute, draws on IRS and other data to show how hospitals spend their community benefits dollars. The Community Benefit Insight tool allows users to compare different types of spending across hospitals and health systems.
City Rights in an Era of Preemption: A State-by-State Analysis.[PDF – 3.21MB] The National League of Cities (NLC) has published the 2018 update to its state-by-state analysis of preemption laws. The report is the third project outcome between NLC and the state municipal leagues. This study of state preemption began with collecting preemption data for each policy area from secondary sources. State municipal leagues then verified the data for their states to ensure timeliness and accuracy. A total of 38 state leagues responded to NLC’s requests for comment. This is the second edition of the report. Data are current as of February 2018.