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New Statewide Coalition Created to End Criminalization of People Living With HIV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2019 CONTACT: illinois.haa@gmail.com New Statewide Coalition Created to End Criminalization of People Living With HIV Chicago, Ill.—The Illinois HIV Action Alliance is a new statewide coalition of legal, health, policy organizations, and other advocates – launched today in an organized effort to end HIV criminalization in Illinois. Currently, Illinois law criminalizes…

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ISBE and CPS Far Behind Schedule to Reform Special Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2018 Contact: Matt Cohen, Matt Cohen and Associates 312-961-4179 or mdcspedlaw@gmail.com, Chris Yun at Access Living 312-640-2134 or cyun@accessliving.org Barbara Cohen at Legal Council for Health Justice 312-605-1948 or bcohen@legalcouncil.org ISBE and CPS Far Behind Schedule to Reform Special Education, Advocates appeal to Pritzker to fix the problems Teachers say…

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Illinois Medicaid Finally To Provide Life-Saving Medication To Cure Hepatitis C

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2018 Contacts: Dani Hunter, dhunter@legalcouncil.org, 312-605-1957 Ruth Edwards, redwards@legalcouncil.org, 312-605-1970 Najeema Holas-Huggins, nholashuggins@law.harvard.edu, 617-390-2624   Illinois Medicaid Finally to Provide Life-Saving Medication to Cure Hepatitis C Lawyers successfully negotiate with the State of Illinois to lift coverage restrictions for the cure Chicago, Ill.—On Thursday, Nov. 1, after receiving a formal…

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BREAKING: Joint Statement on Medicaid Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions

AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Legal Council for Health Justice Statement on Medicaid Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions Legal Council for Health Justice and AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) laud the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services (HFS) announcement today ending the department’s policy of rationing coverage of life-saving drugs to cure hepatitis C (HCV)…

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STATEMENT: Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois applauds Cook County Board’s Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact: Manuel Gonzales, Communications Manager, Latino Policy Forum 303-880-5954, mgonzales@latinopolicyforum.org Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois applauds Cook County Board’s Resolution Coalition of Advocates Calls on All Elected Officials in Illinois to Fight this Cruel Attack on Immigrant Families Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois is a diverse coalition of advocates from leading…

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Legal Council for Health Justice Celebrates 30 Years of Serving Illinoisans with Serious Medical Conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2018 Contacts: Kevin Mork, kjmork@legalcouncil.org, 312-605-1976 Dani Hunter, dhunter@legalcouncil.org, 312-605-1957 Legal Council for Health Justice Celebrates 30 Years of Serving Illinoisans with Serious Medical Conditions Chicago organization will host its 30th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 13 and honor three community leaders: Rep. Greg Harris, Dr. Nicole Hamp, and Howard Brown…

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MEDIA ALERT: Legal Council for Health Justice Hosts Gala to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legal Council for Health Justice Hosts Gala to Celebrate 30th Anniversary WHAT: Legal Council will host a gala event to commemorate the agency’s 30th anniversary of providing free legal services to Illinoisans and their families living with serious medical conditions. Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), University of Chicago Medicine’s Dr. Nicole Hamp and…

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