The National Health Law Program (NHeLP), founded in 1969, protects and advances health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. We advocate, educate and litigate at the federal and state levels to advance health and civil rights in the U.S.
Our lawyers and policy experts fight every day for the rights of the tens of millions of people struggling to access affordable, quality health care coverage free from discrimination.
We are committed to cultivating an environment that empowers an exceptional and diverse staff and to advancing health equity in our work. We welcome applicants who represent that diversity and who will contribute to our equity journey, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals. Learn more about our organization below.
NHeLP believes that health equity is achieved when a person’s characteristics and circumstances — including race and ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, income, class, disability, health, immigration status, nationality, religious beliefs, language proficiency, or geographic location — do not predict their health outcomes. We also believe that these characteristics and circumstances should not limit people’s experience in the world or in our organization.
Generous benefits are available, including employer-paid medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as pre-tax savings plans, transportation benefits, a retirement savings opportunity, and opportunities for telework. NHeLP also offers generous paid time off including holidays, sick time, personal time, parental leave, 20 days of vacation per year, and more.
For 50 years, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has protected and advanced the health rights of low-income individuals and families. Learn more about the evolution of our work and the issues we have addressed over the last half-century. From enforcement of the Civil Rights Act and protection of reproductive rights, to issues of language access and the Affordable Care Act, NHeLP has grown and changed with the pressing legal issues of the moment, and continues to do so today.
Join the fight to represent those who cannot afford high-priced lawyers and lobbyists to protect their health and civil rights. There is nothing more rewarding than collective action to right the wrongs of the past and create a better tomorrow.
Meet the Staff
Our advocates in Washington, D.C., Chapel Hill, and Los Angeles.
Our Work | Our Mission
Why We Work at NHeLP
I value working at NHeLP because I can expand my health policy knowledge while working with excellent and dedicated staff on issues that I care deeply about like mental health, reproductive and sexual health, and health equity – Alexis Robles-Fradet, Health Policy Fellow