Health Justice

New York City’s communities of color and immigrant communities face a number of systemic and institutional barriers to accessing quality health care. NYLPI’s Health Justice Program works in partnership with communities to overcome these barriers through community organizing, litigation, and legislative and administrative advocacy. It is one of the few legal programs in the country to bring an explicit racial justice and immigrant rights perspective to health care advocacy.

NYLPI’s work in access to health care dates back to the late 1970s, when NYLPI joined with community groups struggling to save the public health system during a fiscal crisis in New York City. The Health Justice Program’s current efforts are focused in the following areas:
For more information about the Health Justice program, please check out our blog: http://healthjustice.wordpress.com.

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