Project HEAL: Health Education Advocacy and Law

Health Education Advocacy and Law Project

A partnership between Community Legal Aid and area health providers/educators to help patients overcome legal problems that are getting in the way of their health.


What are the legal determinants of health?

A medical-legal partnership allows for a holistic look at the personal legal issues that impact a patient's or population's health. These impacts may be housing, education, employment, domestic violence, income stability, and access to care.




How does HEAL work?

Community Legal Aid currently is accepting client referrals from our partnership organizations (listed below). Patients are then assessed for eligibility for legal assistance.

  • Akron Children's Hospital
  • Summa Health Women's Center
  • University of Akron School of Nursing Center for Community Health

Our Partners




Want more information?

For more information on HEAL, contact the project team here, or tweet us @CommLegalAid #HEAL