Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, November/December 2012, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp. 499–505, DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31825ce8f6, Forthcoming
20 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2012 Last revised: 10 Jan 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2012
The importance of law in the organization and operation of public health systems has long been a matter of interest to public health lawyers and practitioners, but empirical research on law as a factor in health system performance has been limited in quantity and sophistication. The emergence of Public Health Law Research (PHLR) and Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR) within a coordinated effort to strengthen public health research and practice has dramatically changed matters. This paper introduces public health law research as an integral part of PHSSR, discusses the challenges of integrating PHLR and PHSSR and highlights two examples of current research that demonstrate the benefits of an integrated approach to improve the use of law in public health practice.
Keywords: Public Health Law Research, PHLR, Public Health Systems and Services Research, PHSSR
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Ibrahim, Jennifer and Burris, Scott and Hays, Scott, Public Health Law Research: Exploring Law in Public Health Systems (October 1, 2012). Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, November/December 2012, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp. 499–505, DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31825ce8f6, Forthcoming; Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2162928