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 advocacy, systemic strategies, impact litigation, and developing a network of medical professionals for reviews and analysis in support of advocacy.  Human Rights Watch included NYLPI’s model as one of two creative strategies for addressing the lack of medical care in immigration detention facilities documented across the country.  NYLPI thanks HRW for their collaboration and support.

Read the report here.

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