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June 23, 2015

In an interview last week with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law Program, Ben Winig, senior staff attorney and program director at ChangeLab Solutions, discussed how his life experiences—both professional...

June 10, 2015

ChangeLab Solutions commends San Francisco for passing three major regulations yesterday that help make it easier to choose other beverages than sugary drinks. In a unanimous vote, the...

May 26, 2015
Good quality housing is central to the health of individuals, families, and communities. When housing falls into disrepair or has pests, moisture, inadequate ventilation, or chemicals, residents suffer. Unhealthy home conditions cause 20 to 30 percent of asthma cases, 21,000 lung cancer...
May 8, 2015
Over the past several decades, the tobacco control movement has successfully helped deter kids from starting to smoke and encourage adult smokers to smoke less or quit altogether. During that time, public health professionals and advocates have focused on several “core” strategies for...
May 4, 2015

This week, children, families, and communities worldwide are celebrating Screen-Free Week! You can join them by getting off the couch and going out to walk, bike, and play with friends and family. 

Excessive screen time –...

May 4, 2015

May is National Bike Month! Biking is a great way to get around – it can save you time and money, protect the environment, and keep you healthy.

Policies that enable and encourage people to bike...

April 17, 2015

Over the past few years, we’ve seen population growth in central cities across the country. Large-scale investment is also occurring in many urban areas, and while this growth and development have benefits, they have also driven up housing costs. Many historically low-income neighborhoods are...

April 14, 2015

Our home – the place where we spend the most time – can either promote health or make health problems worse. Likewise, policies that affect housing can have a tremendous effect on the health of residents. 

To promote health, housing needs to be safe and well maintained, affordable,...

April 7, 2015

This week, we’re participating in National Public Health Week (NPHW) – a weeklong national conversation about how we can help make people and places healthier. At ChangeLab Solutions, we look at how law and policy can support these efforts and...

April 1, 2015

April is National Minority Health Month! It’s a great time to think about how we can use policy to close the gaps in health outcomes, and improve everyone’s health.

This year, the theme is Prevention is Power:...

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