Public Health Law Research: Exploring Law in Public Health Systems

This article introduces Public Health Law Research as an integral part of Public Health Systems and Services Research and discusses the challenges of their integration. It gives examples of current research that demonstrate the benefits of an integrated approach to improving the use of law in public health practice.

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  • Legal Issues: The article looks at law as a factor in health system performance.
  • Research and Evaluation: The article discusses the challenges of integrating fields of law and public health.

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Ibrahim, J. K., Burris S., & Hays, S. (2012). Public health law research: Exploring law in public health systems. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 18(6), 499–505.