Health Justice for All

For 30 years, Legal Council for Health Justice has empowered individuals and communities, using the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for all. Your support provides hope and stability for children and adults living with life-changing health conditions.

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Promoting funding for blood lead testing

Childhood lead exposure remains a persistent environmental health threat, particularly for low-income minority children. Research shows  children in families receiving public assistance are more likely to have elevated blood lead levels than children not enrolled in a public assistance program. Read more in a new issue brief from Legal Council.

Legal Council partner receives high honor

Longtime Legal Council advocate and friend Dr. Nicole Hamp recently was awarded the Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read more about this accomplishment and the Dr. Hamp's advocacy efforts.


After receiving a formal threat of litigation, the State of Illinois negotiated with Legal Council lawyers to end the department’s policy of restricting coverage of life-saving drugs to cure hepatitis C (HCV) for Medicaid participants. Now thousands of low-income Illinoisans have access to disease-curing medication.


No family should have to choose between meeting their basic needs and being with their loved ones. Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois applauds the Cook County Board for standing up for immigrants, justice, and fairness. We call on all other Illinois elected officials to fight back against this cruel proposal and defend our State’s immigrant families.

Celebrating 30 years of health justice!

Legal Council’s 30th Anniversary Gala was a hit! Thank you to everyone who supported this special, one-time, sold out event.

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What We Do

Legal Council for Health Justice builds its services on three pillars: individual legal representation, outreach and education, and impact advocacy.

Who We Serve

Legal Council for Health Justice serves many demographics, including individuals living with HIV/AIDS, children and families with disabilities and chronic illness, senior citizens, and homeless individuals with dual diagnosis.

Our Staff

Legal Council is home to a diverse, passionate, and innovative team. Learn more about the great people within our agency.

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