RIGHT TO HEALTH PROJECT
In keeping with Bet Tzedek’s community-based approach to serving our clients, the Right to Health Project is a cutting-edge collaboration that addresses the legal needs of the under served in a medical center to improve health outcomes and stabilize communities. Through this project, our team identifies unmet legal needs — like substandard housing and wrongful denial of public benefits — that can create or worsen serious health problems like asthma and malnourishment.
Our partnership with the Daughters of Charity began in 2010 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and soon included a Fall Seminar, “The Intersection of Law, Health and Public Policy,” for students at UCLA Law. With generous additional support from the W.M. Keck Foundation, the project recently expanded to Saint Vincent Medical Center and includes UCLA Law’s newly created Medical-Legal Partnership Clinical Program.
Our team works directly with the community members to assess and meet needs, drawing on Bet Tzedek’s expertise as needed. The Right to Health Project is at the forefront of patient-centered care and embodies Bet Tzedek’s mission and values.
Read more here: BT Right to Health Project from 2013_LawMagforWeb