PBS NewsHour: “Why Doctors are Prescribing Legal Aid for Patients”

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What happens when a little boy gets a lifesaving bone marrow transplant for his leukemia, but can’t return home because the house he lives in has cockroaches that threaten his recovery? His doctor calls a lawyer.

A PBS NewsHour story shares how Nebraska Medicine partners with Legal Aid of Nebraska and Iowa Legal Aid to tackle health-harming social conditions like this in order to improve patient health and the hospital’s bottom line.