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Project HEAL focusing on issues that impact health (OH)
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Project HEAL focusing on issues that impact health
"Community Legal Aid’s Project HEAL, a partnership between Legal Aid and area health providers and educators, is helping people improve their well-being by addressing the “legal determinants of health.”
The agency, a nonprofit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals in Central and Northeast Ohio, provides free legal information and representation and education to those who work with the poor and elderly. According to agency officials, its Project HEAL program, which stands for Health Education Advocacy and Law, was created in 2009 to take a holistic look at clients to help them overcome legal problems affecting their health. Officials added this is done by addressing what they refer to as the legal determinants of health — identified as housing, education, employment, domestic violence, income stability and access to health care..."