Health Justice for All

For more than 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.

Rights of nursing home residents may appeal to higher court


On March 13, a coalition of organizations submitted an amicus brief to the Illinois Supreme Court urging the reversal of a 2018 appellate court decision that undermines the rights of nursing home residents facing involuntary transfer or discharge. The court’s decision severely shortens the time in which involuntary transfer or discharge hearings must take place, effectively nullifying resident protections guaranteed by state and federal law.

Legal Council's 2018 annual report


For more than three million Illinoisans, Medicaid is absolutely critical to good health and well-being. The program is the largest single source of health coverage in the state, providing access to care for children, families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. But while Medicaid keeps rural hospitals open and brings billions of dollars in federal funds to the state, its eligibility and enrollment system falls behind.

Chicago Public Schools' students with special needs face new limitations

CPS Limits Families of Students with Special Needs

Amy Zimmerman, Director of Children and Families Partnerships at Legal Council, was featured in a story by WBEZ that exposes problems with Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) newest policy change affecting children with significant special needs.

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.

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