Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2014)—The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH) will hold a panel discussion on July 16 that will explore the recent Supreme Court decision for Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The case focused on whether for-profit employers can, for religious reasons, limit the health insurance coverage of contraceptives for their employees.

Please join us at the event this Wednesday for a thought-provoking discussion of this landmark case. Speakers at the event will include Milken Institute SPH’s Sara Rosenbaum, JD, the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, and Susan Wood, PhD, the executive director of the Jacob’s Institute for Women’s Health, as well as Adam Sonfield, a senior public policy advisor at the Guttmacher Institute. Speakers at the panel discussion will talk about the implications for women’s health, religious freedom and employer and employee rights.

EVENT: Panel Discussion of Hobby Lobby CaseWHEN: July 16, 25, 2014; 12 noon to 1 p.m.WHERE: Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University Classroom 200 A 950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20052

MEDIA: The event is free but media should register in advance by contacting Kathy Fackelmann, [email protected] or Stacey DiLorenzo at [email protected]

About Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University:

Established in July 1997 as the School of Public Health and Health Services, Milken Institute School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, nearly 1,400 students from almost every U.S. state and more than 43 countries pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The school also offers an online Master of Public Health, [email protected], and an online Executive Master of Health Administration, [email protected], which allow students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.