The law has been a critical factor in many public health efforts such as decreasing tobacco use and reducing drunken driving. For the Public's Health: Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges, a new report from the IOM, recommends ways that federal, state, and local health agencies can use legal means to bolster public health policies.
The report will be released during a one-hour telephone briefing beginning at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 21. Reporters may obtain the dial-in information and an embargoed copy of the report by contacting the National Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail email@example.com. Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, June 20. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 21.