Partners, Collaborators, and Contributors
The Health Justice Project is fortunate to work with organizations ranging from community-based advocacy groups to nationally renowned institutions. These organizations allow us to provide exceptional legal assistance to patients of Erie Family Health Center, design effective strategies for overcoming social and legal issues that affect health and to train the next stewards of public health.
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
The AIDS Legal Council of Chicago provides direct legal services to men, women and children in the metropolitan Chicago area living with HIV/AIDS. The Council educates consumers, service providers and the public about HIV-related issues and advocates for social policies to ensure fair treatment of all people affected by HIV.
American Bar Association Medical Legal Partnership Pro Bono Support Project
The ABA MLP Project works with the Health Justice Project to expand the MLP model and outreach to address health-harming legal issues in Chicago.
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy
The Health Justice Project is housed in the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. The Beazley Institute is a nationally renowned health law program that offers multiple programs and degrees in order to educate the health law leaders of tomorrow.
ChangeLab Solutions provides community-based solutions for America’s most common and preventable diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and asthma. Their goal is to provide solutions to promote the common good by making healthier choices easier for everyone. They work with neighborhoods, cities, and states across the nation to transform communities with laws and policies that create lasting change.
Civitas ChildLaw Policy and Legislative Clinic
The Civitas ChildLaw Center’s Policy Institute seeks to improve the lives of children and families in Illinois through systems reform and legislative advocacy. The Policy Institute develops and promotes child-centered laws, policies and practices, and builds coalitions and partnerships to improve the functioning of the legal, social welfare, juvenile justice, health care and other systems that impact underrepresented children and families.
Equip for Equality
Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois. It provides legal assistance, legal services, and disability rights education, public policy and legislative advocacy and conducts abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
Erie Family Health Center
Erie delivers culturally sensitive health care to over 40,000 low-income, underinsured and uninsured Chicagoans. The community-based health centers are portals to high-quality care, and a higher quality of life, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
Health and Disability Advocates
HDA strives to help children, people with disabilities and low-income older adults by protecting and strengthening federal and state safety net programs like: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare and Medicaid. Through its various programs, extensive policy work, and direct client representation, HDA advances its national policy and advocacy agenda.
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing
LCBH works with tenants in buildings where landlords allow the buildings to fall into disrepair or refuse to supply basic services. LCBH supplies the legal and housing rights expertise to advocate for and educate tenants and to improve the buildings. LCBH’s approach ranges from advocacy and intervention on behalf of the tenants to litigation.
Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) Chicago
LAF works to provide high quality free civil legal services to people living in poverty and other vulnerable groups. Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation, they work to empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.
Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine
The Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago provides outstanding clinical education to its students with the opportunity to participate in research, global health and service. Cutting edge facilities are also used to educate multidisciplinary, collaborative health care teams in quality and safety.
Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work
Founded in 1914 Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work educates students to become leaders in the profession. Within a learning community dedicated to excellence in scholarship and service, students select a curriculum focused in clinical, organizational, community, and social justice issues.
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is a project of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Public Health Services' Department of Health Policy, that aims to build a healthcare system that deploys the expertise of the country’s existing public and pro bono civil legal aid community to identify, treat and prevent health-harming legal needs as part of basic, quality healthcare at every healthcare institution serving low-income people.
National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: to prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.
National Immigrant Justice Center
The National Immigrant Justice Center is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Northwestern McGaw Medical Center for Graduate Medical Education, Family Medicine Residency Program
The program, a partnership between the hospital, Erie Family Health Center, and the medical school, with additional support from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, trains family physicians with an emphasis on caring for the underserved, research, and public policy.