Last month, the O’Neill Institute partnered with Public Citizen, a non-profit consumer rights advocacy group, to organize the Affordable Medicines Now conference at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The conference was designed to build skills and knowledge in the affordable medicines community, including activists, patients, health professionals, and policy makers at the state, […]
As part of my role with the O’Neill Health Law Initiative, I recently attended part two of the Global Faith-Based Health Systems (GFBHS) Conference in Trento, Italy, titled “Global Faith-Based Health Systems: Integrating Technology and Empowering Communities.” The GFBHS project was conceptualized by Dr. Bette Jacobs (Georgetown University Health Law Initiative), Fr. Kevin Fitzgerald (Georgetown […]
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A few weeks ago I posted a blog about Deamonte Driver, a twelve year old boy who died of a toothache in Maryland in February 2007. It is hard to believe a child can die in the United States from an untreated cavity, especially so close to the nation’s capital. While Deamonte’s death sparked outrage […]
Home health aides (HHAs) play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of the elderly, ill, and disabled. This role varies from changing bandages and distributing medications, to grocery shopping and helping to pay bills. Unlike other health care workers who are located in a health care facility, HHAs enter patient […]
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced the formation of a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” which will sit in the HHS Office for Civil Rights. HHS says that this new division has been established to “restore federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that protect the fundamental and unalienable […]
This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. U.S. maternal mortality ratios are the highest in the developed world and are rising, in contrast to global trends. The national rate, however, hides an even more troubling fact: black women in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white women […]
This post was written by Sean Bland and Safura Abdool Karim, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. On March 24, 2017, Jeffrey S. Crowley and Sean Bland of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Connie Garner of Foley Hoag LLP released a new report, “The […]
This statement was given by Professor Timothy Westmoreland on January 31st, 2017 to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Prof. Westmoreland is a Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments can be directed […]
The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has sent shockwaves throughout the country and across the globe. While the President-elect’s policy agenda was often sparse with details during his campaign, his election will no doubt have a profound impact on a number of major issues, such as healthcare, immigration, […]
Social justice lies at the center of the work we do and promote through our partnerships around the world in the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute. The results of the US election on Tuesday challenge us to reflect on how we arrived at this point and to re-group and re-commit ourselves […]
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