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Legal Council for Health Justice Health-Disability MLP VISTA
Doctors and lawyers may not seem to be the most natural collaborators, but at Legal Council for Health Justice, our advocates work with hospitals and health systems to build healthier people and places. We train clinicians to recognize and respond to patients’ health-harming legal needs. Even the best trained medical professionals don’t know that these issues--such as hunger, unhealthy housing, personal violence, and lack of access to health coverage and public benefits--can have a legal remedy. The Council was originally founded as AIDS Legal Council of Chicago in 1987. In 2014 we merged three legal services programs and expanded our mission to use the power of law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being across the lifespan of adults and children facing barriers due to chronic, disabling, and stigmatizing health conditions.
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Member Duties : A VISTA will assist efforts to increase the capacity of Legal Council for Health Justice to remove legal barriers to health for low income patients at the agency’s Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) focused primarily on low-income seniors, adults, and children impacted by asthma, obesity, HIV, and other chronic health conditions. Under the supervision of the VISTA Coordinator, the VISTA will support the MLPs by collecting, organizing, and analyzing project data; coordinating intake and other operational logistics; organizing and preparing on-site trainings for providers and patients in areas of health justice, and planning and initiating volunteer support for the MLPs as approved by our healthcare and human service partners.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Monthly CTA transit passes ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Law ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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Legal Council for Health Justice Health-Disability MLP VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/19/2019  -   02/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  12/27/2018  To  01/24/2019 

Contact VISTA Leader
120 S La Salle St
Chicago   IL   60603
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 77020