Health Law Research Spotlight: Max Gakh - Health, Policy, and the Media

October 30, 2018

Last month, at the 2018 Nevada Public Health Association meeting in Las Vegas, Prof. Max Gakh and his co-authors presented findings from their research paper, Insights into How HIAs are Characterized in the Press: Findings from a Media Analysis of Widely Circulated United States Newspapers. Health impact assessments, or HIAs, contribute scientific evidence to questions of policy. This project systematically examined the portrayal of HIAs to look for patterns. Based on their findings, they recommend engaging major media sources during the HIA process, especially to highlight policy recommendations that can promote health.