Law and Health
The Open Society Foundations support groups that use the law to help everyone gets access to the health care they need, regardless of who they are, who they love, what they look like, or how they make their living.
The Fight to End HIV Is Also a Fight for Women’s Rights
The recipient of the International AIDS Society’s inaugural Prudence Mabele Prize, Duduzile Dlamini, is a reminder to the world that the rights of women and girls cannot be treated as an obstacle to public health.
The Crisis Afflicting Kazakhstan’s Youth
Large majorities of young, sexually active Kazakhstani citizens are not using contraception, with predictable results. A new report examines the roots of the problem and offers recommendations for how to fix it.
Institutionalization Will Not Solve the U.S. Gun Problem
In response to escalating calls for more gun control, some U.S. leaders have recommended institutionalizing more people with mental health problems instead. But that would be a terrible—and tragic—mistake.
How Attorneys in Ukraine Can Use Health Law to Save Lives
In Ukraine and other parts of the world, attorneys who understand how laws governing justice and health intersect have a much better chance of protecting their clients—both literally and legally.
How Reproductive Justice Serves as a Model for Progressive Organizing
Groundswell Fund’s Naa Hammond explains why reproductive justice is about more than reproductive rights, and why movements for transformative change must be intersectional.
How Drug Courts Are Falling Short
The “drug court” alternative-sentencing model has spread across the United States. It may be increasingly common, but the drug court model often fails to respect human rights.
The Dire Consequences of Slashing U.S. Global HIV Assistance
The Trump administration’s proposed cuts for programs devoted to fighting this disease would cost innocent lives as well as U.S. global influence.
Learning from Italy’s Lead on Naloxone
Twenty years ago, doctors responded to a rise in drug overdoses by making the lifesaving medicine available over the counter. What lessons can Italy offer other nations grappling with opioid crises today?