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Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children
 
 
 
One of the first medical-legal partnerships (“MLPs”) in the nation, the Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children is a program at Legal Council for Health Justice which brings together doctors, lawyers, and social workers to tackle social and economic difficulties—such as poor housing conditions, lack of health insurance, or inadequate educational supports—that negatively impact child health and development. By drawing on the strengths of these powerful professions, we help families with children who have complex medical needs to access healthcare, mental health services, special education, developmental services, income supports, and healthy housing. In collaboration with hospitals and health systems, we: • Provide free, comprehensive legal services to low-income children and their families in the medical home setting. • Provide trainings, resources, and technical assistance to medical and social service providers on the full range of health care programs and services that benefit patients. • Conduct systemic advocacy to improve access to health care and reduce barriers to support programs for low-income children and their families.
 
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Member Duties : The Healthy Futures VISTA will conduct research and analysis on policies and systems to better identify and provide services to children with chronic, disabling, and stigmatizing health conditions; partner with our collaborators in public health to develop and disseminate information that builds a culture of health; explore ways to make Illinois child health data more transparent; and help us tell our story.
 
Program Benefits : Transportation CTA card ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Medicine ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Law ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children

Program Start/End Date
06/30/2017  -   07/01/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
Spanish is a plus

Accepting Applications
From  04/15/2017  To  05/01/2017 

Contact Amy Zimmerman
17 N State St
Chicago   IL   60602
3124278990
azimmerman@legalcouncil.org
www.legalcouncil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72360


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