The Temple University Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice (CHLPP) was established in the fall of 2009 with a major goal of making the expertise of faculty and students at Temple more available to the community, and to do so in a way that enhances the educational opportunities of students, and the scholarship and teaching of faculty. CHLPP embraces the concept that education and research will be improved if we break down silos between departments at Temple that focus on health and health care, and proceed to make multi-disciplinary knowledge, training, and methodologies available to community organizations that are working to solve health and healthcare problems.
CHLPP is the institutional home of a variety of major initiatives in public health and health care law. These include the National Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research Program, the policy arm of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Violence and Injury Prevention Program, and programs addressing violence prevention, health disparities, HIV/AIDS and access to medicine for pain. CHLPP also supports health law education at the law school and beyond, including the new joint JD-MPH program.