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HJA’s Cancer Legal Assistance & Well-being (LAW) Project addresses cancer patients’ unmet legal needs that negatively affect their physical and mental health and interfere with or prevent effective pursuit of cancer treatment.

Launched in 2019 with generous support from MedStar Health, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center, the Cancer LAW Project:

  • Provides legal services to patients in the areas of employment, housing, advance planning, debt, and health insurance.
  • Trains healthcare teams to identify and refer patients with potential legal needs to the legal team.
  • Provides opportunities for Georgetown law, medical, and undergraduate students to engage in the MLP model.
  • Collects data and conducts research to evaluate its impact on patients, providers, and the health system and to contribute to the MLP evidence base.