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Founded in 1987, we use the power of the law to secure dignity, opportunity, and well-being for people facing illness or disability.

In the last year, we've expanded our "legal care" for people with HIV to also stand up for individuals living with other chronic, disabling, and stigmatized health conditions. This includes mental illness, homelessness, and children and youth with special needs.

To reflect these changes, we changed our name to Legal Council for Health Justice.

AIDS Legal Council will remain a strong foundational program of the agency, along with newly merged programs, Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children and Homeless Outreach Project.

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What a night! Health & Medicine Policy Research Group honored leaders in health yesterday including our attorney and child health program director Amy Zimmerman for her distinguished contributions to building better systems of child health and development.

HMPRG board member Steven Rothschild of Rush University Medical Center noted this award is given to someone working in "the broadest possible definition of health." Many thanks to HMPRG for recognizing that an attorney working in the public interest plays a powerful and essential role in improving population health! #SDoH
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