Health Law Partnerships

Health Law Partnerships – Empowering Effective Enforcement and Litigation

For more than 50 years, the National Health Law Program has served as a vital resource, partner, and brain trust for state-based advocates and legal aid organizations working to improve access to health care for low-income people. Over the last few years, we have developed a robust model for collaboration with Health Law Partnerships (HLP), which enables us to engage in effective litigation and enforcement efforts in states across the country.

We have Health Law Partnerships with highly experienced state-based legal advocacy organizations in over 20 states. Through each partnership, NHeLP funds these state-based organizations, empowering partners to dedicate significant time and resources to work closely with NHeLP on state-specific advocacy, enforcement, and litigation strategies.

Together, the National Health Law Program and our partners create and execute strategies to address existing and emerging obstacles to health care access. We also work with partners to build and strengthen their capacity to engage in new and innovative advocacy projects.

We created our HLP project during a time of imminent threat to the Medicaid program, and the project has grown during the unprecedented stresses of the COVID-19 crisis. It has expanded our ability to identify and support state advocates with deep enforcement and litigation expertise and has been critical as we confront existing and oncoming threats to the Medicaid program.

Working Better Together Blog Series

The Working Better Together blog series gives our Health Law Partners a platform to highlight successes, challenges, and innovative approaches to furthering health access and health equity in the states where they work.