Creating Partnerships with HRSA-funded Health Center

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:45 pm to Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:45 pm

The first in a two-part series designed to advance civil legal aid partnerships with health centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This session provides an overview of HRSA and the public health system; insights from HRSA leadership on the importance of civil legal aid to its mission; examples from the National Health Law Program of the wide range of fundable services that legal aid programs already provide; strategies from the National Center on Medical Legal Partnerships for identifying health center partners and pitching your program as an appropriate partner to provide "enabling services."

Presenters: Dr. Jen Joseph, Office of Policy and Program Development; Ellen Lawton, The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership; Jane Perkins, Legal Director, National Health Law Program; Karen Lash, Senior Counsel, Access to Justice Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice; Camille D. Holmes, Director, Leadership & Racial Equity Initiative, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

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