Boston Globe: “BMC to Go National with Legal Aid Program”

Monday, April 10, 2006

Sometimes lawyers, not doctors, can be the key to good health. That principle drives a Boston Medical Center program that relies on attorneys, in partnership with physicians and social workers, to help low-income children stay healthy. The lawyers ensure that houses are heated in the winter, help undernourished families apply for food stamps, work to eliminate rodent infestation, and prod landlords to clean up moldy apartments that can trigger asthma, among other tasks.

Read full article with reporting from Sacha Pfeiffer.