Article highlighting the role of the Health Justice Alliance Legal Clinic in responding to the eviction crisis. As part of the effort, students conducted comprehensive “public benefits check-ups” with all the clients they served, in order to ensure they were enrolled in programs for which they were eligible and to inform them about additional resources that could proactively promote their financial and housing stability and prevent later evictions.
Health Justice Alliance Clinic
The Health Justice Alliance is a clinic at Georgetown University Law Center where students are integrated directly into Georgetown healthcare clinics to help D.C. families and children address the legal barriers that negatively impact their health and well-being. Clinic students also act as advocates for community, non-profit, educational, faith-based and other organizations and groups engaged in work designed to further social and health justice. The Clinic is a key part of the broader Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance, which includes a range of inter-professional education, service, and research initiatives.
The Health Justice Alliance seeks to provide students with an appreciation for the complexity of working for health and social justice, an understanding of the variety of skills and strategies that lawyers can use to seek justice, and the faith that students have the capacity to make a difference as a lawyer.
In this Brookings Institution article, Professors Laura Moy and Yael Cannon argue that digital infrastructure is a critical determinant of health, and call for the restructuring of online vaccine appointment systems to ensure health equity.
Acknowledging the urgency of both health and racial justice in this moment, Professors Sheila Foster, Yael Cannon, and M. Gregg Bloche set forth in Health Affairs a legal agenda to fight the health effects of racism in housing, policing, the environment, and other areas.