Being able to eat good food is fundamental to our wellbeing. Food nourishes us, reflects our families and cultures, and brings us together in community. The Public Health Law Center supports policy change designed to make healthy, tasty, culturally relevant foods easy to grow, get, make, and eat, for everyone.


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Healthy Healthcare Toolkit

The Public Health Law Center and the American Cancer Society have partnered to update the Center’s Healthy Healthcare Toolkit, which is designed to help organizations create healthier food environments with a special focus on hospital and healthcare settings.

Check out the Healthy Healthcare Toolkit



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    Equity and Inclusion in Public Health Laws

    This resource offers guidance on how to use the Five Essential Public Health Law Services Framework to address racism and other social determinants of health in the public health sector.

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    Policies and Laws in Support of Breastfeeding in Bemidji Area American Indian Communities

    This report highlights how Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban American Indian health centers in the Great Lakes Area are using law and policy to support and protect breastfeeding within and for their communities.

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    Increasing Access to Healthy Food: Linking Planning Goals & Implementation Actions

    This resource links specific local plan goals with implementation actions that can be used to support healthy eating priorities. Communities can draw from these examples to identify partners and concrete actions to increase healthy eating and related active transportation efforts.

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