Justice and Health Partnerships

Why are we promoting justice & health?

The purpose of the Justice & Health Partnerships project (“JHP”) is to improve health outcomes among low-income, vulnerable and marginalized patients while simultaneously increasing their access to justice.

We recognize that it can be difficult to treat patients’ health concerns without addressing the underlying social conditions that give rise to poor health, including unresolved legal issues. We anticipate the health of patients will improve and health care costs will decrease as a result of the JHP.

At the same time, the JHP is expected to prevent the escalation of legal problems and promote early intervention, resulting in the improved legal and medical well-being of patients.

If you are a service provider, call CALC's Service Provider Hotline, for quick access to a legal worker for advice.

Watch this video to hear our project partners speak about their experience with the project and its impact on their patients.