The Health Justice Alliance (HJA) unites Georgetown’s nationally ranked Law and Medical Centers in their education, service, and research missions. Aligned with the University’s Jesuit principles, the HJA is in an academic medical-legal partnership that is teaching students how to work across disciplines to advance health justice.
Our faculty, clinicians, health care professionals, students, and policy experts take a collaborative approach to service, education, advocacy, and research by using law as a tool to improve individual health and wellbeing, transform the systems used to deliver healthcare, and advance Georgetown’s broader goals for health, justice, and racial equity in the District and nationally.
HJA’s interprofessional clinical learning environments cover a diverse array of healthcare settings thanks to Georgetown University’s long-term partnership with MedStar Health.
The HJA places a high value on integrating rigorous evaluation and applied research into all aspects of our work. Driven by our theory of change, we are collecting data on the HJA’s impact on learners, providers, and patients. We are committed to identifying the key ingredients for effective practices in an academic medical-legal partnership and disseminating lessons learned in the peer-reviewed literature and to the field.