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Topic Descriptions

Health Disparities

Includes legislation that addresses inequities in the quality of health, health care and health outcomes experienced by groups based on social, racial, ethnic, economic and environmental characteristics.

HIV and STD Criminalization Reform

Includes legislation related to criminalization of certain behaviors of people living with HIV and STDs.

Infectious Disease: School Based Prevention

Includes legislation on preventing transmission of infectious diseases in school-based settings such as age-appropriate education standards, risk and youth behavioral surveys and other school-based prevention.

Infectious Disease: Screening

Includes legislation related to increasing access for infectious disease screening services.

Infectious Disease: Syringe Service Programs

Includes legislation related to syringe service programs (SSPs) and needle exchanges.

Infectious Disease: Treatment and Prevention

Includes legislation on increasing access to treatment and prevention services such as PrEP, PEP and curative treatment for hepatitis C.

Public Health: Information and Reporting

Includes legislation related to public health information and reporting functions such as data sharing, information technology, health information exchanges and interoperability.

Public Health: Workforce

Includes legislation related to the workforce capacity of public health agencies to address public health concerns.

Suicide Prevention

Includes legislation related to the prevention of suicide, including youth and school-based prevention and prevention among vulnerable communities.

Vaccines: Access

Includes legislation that addresses access of any type of vaccine such as access through state immunization programs or health care settings.

Vaccines: Insurance and Workforce

Includes legislation related to authority of providers to administer vaccines and legislation that addresses coverage of vaccines by insurers.

Vaccines: Requirements

Includes legislation related to vaccine requirements, mandates or proof of vaccination or immunity such as for schools, employers or health care settings.

Vaccines: Registries and Reporting

Includes legislation that addresses vaccination reporting through immunization information systems (IISs) or registries, and interoperability of IISs and EHRs, HIEs and other technology platforms.

Vaccines: Other

Includes legislation related to vaccines that does not fall into the other vaccine topic categories such as vaccine liability, vaccination consent or incentives.

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Certificate of Need State Laws

Certificate of need (CON) programs aim to restrain health care facility costs and allow coordinated planning of new services and construction. Currently, 35 states and Washington, D.C., operate CON programs, with wide variation by state.
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