Transitions in state public health law: Comparative analysis of state public health law reform following the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act

Benjamin Mason Meier, James Hodge, Kristine M. Gebbie

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Abstract

Given the public health importance of law modernization, we undertook a comparative analysis of policy efforts in 4 states (Alaska, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Nebraska) that have considered public health law reform based on the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act. Through national legislative tracking and state case studies, we investigated how the Turning Point Act's model legal language has been considered for incorporation into state law and analyzed key facilitating and inhibiting factors for public health law reform. Our findings provide the practice community with a research base to facilitate further law reform and inform future scholarship on the role of law as a determinant of the public's health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-430
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume99
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Mar 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Transitions in state public health law : Comparative analysis of state public health law reform following the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act. / Meier, Benjamin Mason; Hodge, James; Gebbie, Kristine M.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 99, No. 3, 01.03.2009, p. 423-430.

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