Through medical-legal partnerships, community collaborations, and policy advocacy, project staff provide holistic legal services to improve disparate health and learning outcomes related to students with special learning needs, infant and maternal health, and chronic disease.


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 


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