Report from the field

Alaska public health law reform

Benjamin Mason Meier, James Hodge, Kristine M. Gebbie

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Abstract

The Turning Point Model State Public Health Act (Turning Point Act), published in September 2003, provides a comprehensive template for states seeking public health law modernization. This case study examines the political and policy efforts undertaken in Alaska following the development of the Turning Point Act. It is the first in a series of case studies to assess states' consideration of the Turning Point Act for the purpose of public health law reform. Through a comparative analysis of these case studies and ongoing legislative tracking in all fifty states, researchers can assess (1) how states codify the Turning Point Act into state law and (2) how these modernized state laws influence or change public health practice, leading to improved health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-293
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Report from the field : Alaska public health law reform. / Meier, Benjamin Mason; Hodge, James; Gebbie, Kristine M.

In: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 33, No. 2, 04.2008, p. 281-293.

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Meier, Benjamin Mason ; Hodge, James ; Gebbie, Kristine M. / Report from the field : Alaska public health law reform. In: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 2008 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 281-293.
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