New Fellowship Launched to Build Healthcare Expertise Among Civil Legal Aid Leaders


The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and NLADA announced a new fellowship designed to build healthcare expertise in the legal aid community.
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National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP), GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health
March 5, 2014
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Tags: Health Care, Medical-Legal Partnerships

Organizations mentioned/involved: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)


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Thanks to generous support from the Public Welfare Foundation, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (NCMLP) and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) announced a new fellowship today designed to build healthcare expertise in the legal aid community. Twenty-four senior level staff from legal aid agencies in 21 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico were selected as inaugural Fellows.

“Legal needs related to housing, domestic violence and public benefits are inextricably linked to the health and well-being of low-income communities,” said Camille Holmes, Director for Leadership and Racial Equality at NLADA. “For decades, civil legal aid offices have worked to improve housing conditions, protect utility access and appeal benefit denials. But what has been missing is a concerted effort to align these services with the delivery of healthcare for the same populations. This fellowship aims to remedy that.”