New Equal Justice Works Fellows to partner with healthcare orgs

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Four of this year’s Equal Justice Works Fellows — the largest Fellowship class to date — will embark on different projects designed to address a range of social determinants of health through partnerships with health organizations.

Rachel Molsberry’s project will help address health disparities in rural Minnesotans (Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid). Juliana Morgan-Trostle will establish a bilingual medical-legal partnership to address domestic abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault in the Latina community (Bay Area Legal Aid). A new project, spearheaded by Fellow Daphne Wilson will implement a legal check-up for underserved pregnant and non-pregnant patients at the new Center for Women’s Health (Texas Legal Services Center). And Fellow Jennifer Goodwin will expand the existing MLP at Arkansas Children’s Hospital to provide legal advocacy and outreach to physically disabled children and their families.

Over the past five years, 16 EJW Fellows have selected medical-legal partnership as their focus area, advancing the idea total healthcare includes legal services.