Center For Health Law and Policy Innovation files amicus brief calling for preservation of federal subsidies under the ACA

In an effort to support the provision of federal subsidies for purchasing health insurance by low-income individuals in all states, the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation spearheaded the filing of an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief requests that the Court affirm a court of appeals decision […]

‘Food is Medicine': Health reform should support nutritional counseling, medical meals, says HLS report

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School released the report “Food is Medicine: Opportunities in Public and Private Health Care for Supporting Nutritional Counseling and Medically Tailored, Home-Delivered Meals.”The report, funded in part by the M•A•C AIDS Fund, examines ways in which public and private health care programs like […]

For clinical students interested in food law and policy, a cornucopia of opportunities

With national attention focused on the obesity epidemic and the diabetes crisis—along with rapidly growing concerns about social justice and environmental problems related to the current food-production system—there may be no hotter topic in law schools right now than food law and policy. The wildly popular new Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first law school clinic of its kind in the world, is right at the center, with students working on a wide range of projects to make healthy food more accessible, help farmers’ markets overcome regulatory barriers so they can sell more of their products, guide states and local communities in creating food policy councils, and more.