Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Find Public Health Law Information With LawAtlas
LawAtlas: The Policy Surveillance Portal is a website created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law Research program and Temple University providing information about state laws that impact public health. This free tool covers a wide variety of health policy topics such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; environmental health; infectious disease prevention and control; health services; and occupational safety and health.
Once you find a topic of interest, you find out which states have laws on that issue. The website provides information about particular state law provisions as well as links to the entire text of the state code sections. For each topic, it also provides links to related information such as journal articles, websites, and government reports. For more information, see the website’s FAQ page.