Peter Jacobson, JD, MPH is professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Professor Jacobson is a lawyer whose research focuses on law and public health systems, public health ethics, and health care safety net services. Professor Jacobson is the Director of UM’s Center for Law, Ethics and Health and principal investigator of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Mid-States Region of the Network for Public Health Law. Recent studies of Professor Jacobson have examined public health entrepreneurship, the impact of state and federal law on public health preparedness, and enhancing organizational and operational efficiencies in Michigan's health care safety net providers. A current project examines adaptive strategies for Michigan local health departments.
Building the Evidence for Health in All Policies
Best Practices for Addressing the Medical and Social Needs of “Super-Utilizer” Patients
Examining Whether the Health-In-All-Policies Approach Promotes Health Equity
Richard L. Hall and Peter Jacobson of the University of Michigan Research Hub published an article in Health Affairs on the relationship between Health in All Policies (HiAP) and health equity. They conducted 65 semi-structured interviews with state and local officials in five states where HiAP initiatives were underway, with a goal of examining whether and how policymakers and advocates use the framework to elevate health equity as a policy concern across sectors and jurisdictions.