Public Health Law Research: Exploring Law in Public Health Systems

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

20 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2012 Last revised: 10 Jan 2013

Jennifer Ibrahim

Temple University; Public Health Law Research National Program Office

Scott Burris

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Scott Hays

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Written: October 1, 2012

Abstract

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

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

Jennifer K. Ibrahim (Contact Author)

Temple University ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Public Health Law Research National Program Office ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.publichealthlawresearch.org

Scott C. Burris

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
215-204-6576 (Phone)
215-204-1185 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.phlr.org

Scott Hays

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( email )

601 E John St
Champaign, IL 61820
United States

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