Celebrate 50 Years

For 50 years the National Health Law Program has been fighting for the health rights of low income and underserved people. We are the legal defenders of health rights. And we will keep fighting until everyone has access to the resources that they need to be healthy.

  • We train and empower local health rights workers
  • We advocate at the state and federal level for good health care policies
  • We create programs to solve health disparities
  • We fight back in court when health rights are threatened

Join us as we celebrate what has been achieved in the last 50 years and help us create the future where everyone has access to the health care they need.

A 50th Birthday Prompts Reflection on the Battle To Bring Health Care Reform to the U.S.

Elizabeth TaylorThis National Health Law Program blog post authored by Executive Director Elizabeth G. Taylor delves into the achievements and challenges the organization continues to face in its 50-year fight to make health care a reality for low-income people and underserved communities.

Read the blog post here.

National Health Law Program’s Strategic Action Fund

We support and educate lawyers in all 50 states and D.C.; we advocate for federal health policy that ensures access to quality health care for low-income people; and if we can’t protect health rights through advocacy and persuasion, we litigate. Our track record in court is strong and we keep fighting until we win. We have 50 years of experience enforcing Medicaid, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and civil rights laws on behalf of our nation’s most vulnerable.

We have launched a Strategic Action Fund to take us to a future where everyone has access to quality health care.

Our vision is of a country where everyone has access to the resources they need to be healthy. We have work to do to achieve that vision. The current threats to health care are great and they are not going away. We have to protect publicly funded health care and then build on it to realize our vision of health equity.
For our 50th anniversary, we have created a Strategic Action Fund to ensure that we can respond to threats and seize opportunities quickly and with the resources needed. The Strategic Action Fund will be the cornerstone needed to support vital work over the next few years, while we expand our base of unrestricted giving. With $2,000,000 in unrestricted funding, the National Health Law Program will continue to be nimble, swift and powerful in the days, months and years ahead, so that our vision of health for all will become a reality.
For further information about the Strategic Action Fund, please read our case statement.
To contribute to the Strategic Action Fund, please click here.


Join Us for Upcoming Events in 2019

For additional information about our 50th anniversary events, please contact Gabriella Rodriguez. To stay up to date on breaking health care news and advocacy alerts, as well as the latest publications and resources from the experts at the National Health Law Program, please join our listserv. And to connect with other NHeLP alumns and share stories of your experience in the fight for health rights, consider joining our Facebook Alumni Network group.