Legal Council for Health Justice
Legal Council for Health Justice was founded in 1987 as AIDS Legal Council of Chicago to respond to the urgent legal and human needs of persons impacted by HIV and AIDS. In 2014, we changed our name and expanded services to address discrimination, disadvantage, and disparities in health, equity, and well-being across the lifespan of vulnerable populations.
Its staff have achieved successes through direct legal representation and high impact litigation, administrative and legislative advocacy, and by providing training to and collaborating with other advocates who are working towards the same goals.
We assist low-income people manage the complexities, barriers, and unique stigma they face to remaining healthy. In order to achieve our mission, our work focuses on three core areas: free legal assistance, education, and public policy.