Access to Health Care
Join this site if you are a volunteer attorney, legal services advocate, law student or faculty advising low income and disadvantaged clients, there are resources here to help you.
Welcome to the Access
to Health Care Initiative!
This is a demonstration web site, designed to promote collaboration between legal aid providers and the private bar to protect the rights of all Americans to health care access.
If you are a legal aid lawyer,law studentor pro bono attorney interested inhelping lowincome, elderly, immigrantsand other vulnerable communitiesto protect their rights, JOIN THISAREA.
PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES with a volunteer legal organization in your community.
HEALTH CARE ACCESS LISTSERV to connect you to othervolunteers and expert practitioners working in this field.
CALENDAR of training events - view them by date, location or topic. Add your own trainings, events, or fundraisers.
NEWS alerts and articles on issues of concern to low-income and disadvantaged clients, their lawyers and advocates.
LIBRARY has key poverty law resources, including: sample forms, pleadings, manuals, links to statutes and regulations, and more!
This site is hosted by Pro Bono Net, with support from Pfizer Inc anda number of national law firms.
Beirne, Maynard & Parsons LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Covington & Burling
Hogan and Hartson LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
King & Spalding LLP
& Bockius LLP
& Naylor LLP
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meather & Flom LLP
Trainings and Events
August 10-11: Pro Bono Access to Health Care Conference
New York, NY
May 12-14: Domestic Violence Protocols for Health Care Providers
Updates and Alerts
Medicaid is a Social Contract With America
NewNHeLP Study: Children's Health under Medicaid: A National Review of Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment - 1999-2003
Report on Passageway Health Law Collab.
By: Jean Charn, Harvard Law School
Overview of the Medicare Drug Benefit By: Tricia Neuman, Kaiser Family Foundation
Using Section 1983 to Enforce Federal Laws
By: Jane Perkins, Clearinghouse Review