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NYLPI’s Health in Detention Program included in Human Rights Watch report as an example of “creative medical advocacy”

NYLPI’s Health Justice Program has dealt with “the barriers” to traditional advocacy for “necessary and appropriate care,” by “turn[ing] to novel forms of advocacy … [and has]  develop[ed a sustained analysis of patterns of poor care.”  NYLPI’s program included individual

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI testifies at City Council in support of legislation mandating race and gender impact assessments for City agencies and urges inclusion of disability.

HJ Director Laura Redman and DJ director Ruth Lowenkron testified this morning at a City Council Committee on Women’s Issues hearing in support of a package of bills creating mandated race and gender impact assessments for City policies and cultural

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Supports Mayor and City Council’s Efforts to Curb Smoking

Laura Redman, Health Justice Director says: “Tobacco use causes devastating and preventable diseases in communities across New York City, and continues to disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color.  Local government programs to curb tobacco use — including Medicaid

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI statement on the pending confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

After full consideration, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) opposes the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.  Judge Gorsuch’s rulings raise serious concerns about his recognition of the civil rights of people with disabilities, individuals with

Posted in Disability Rights, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Testifies at the Budget Hearing before the Committee on Immigration at the New York City Council

Sarika Saxena, Health Justice Staff Attorney, testified on behalf of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest at the Budget Hearing held by New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration. Ms. Saxena thanked City Council for its support of NYLPI’s

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI submits testimony to New York City Council Committee on Immigration

NYLPI submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Immigration today, highlighting the stories of our clients and communities who are afraid to seek healthcare and other government services because of enforcement changes coming out of Washington.  We

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI gives testimony to the Public Housing Committee urging further support for NYCHA repairs and transparency in budget

NYLPI offered testimony to the Public Housing Committee’s budget hearing on March 13, arguing for increasing funding and transparency measures for NYCHA’s mold and pest problem. Poor housing conditions in NYCHA housing lead to mold and vermin infestations, which in

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

Healthy Housing Resources Page

NYLPI is excited to announce the launch of our Healthy Housing Resources Page, designed to help New Yorkers with asthma or other breathing difficulties assert their right to a home that is safe for them to live in. Too many

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

Director of Health Justice Laura Redman Addresses Health Crisis in Immigrant Detention

NYLPI’s Director of the Health Justice Program, Laura Redman, recently published this op-ed in the New York Daily News warning of a developing human rights crisis, as the new administration’s deportation policies will increase the number of persons being sent

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

Detained and Denied: NYLPI Releases Report Spotlighting Access to Healthcare in Immigration Detention

NYLPI’s Health Justice Program released a report today documenting the serious, often life-threatening, deficiencies in the medical care provided to people detained in New York City-area immigration detention facilities. The facilities, County jails that contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Press Release, Recent News